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Posted at 7:17 AM ET, 07/23/2010

3 kids hurt on Ocean City roller coaster

By Mike McPhate

Ocean City police say three children were hurt in a roller coaster accident.

Police and fire personnel were called to Trimper's Rides on South Atlantic Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The Tidal Wave roller coaster had an apparent mechanical problem that police say injured several passengers.

Paramedics took three children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old to area hospitals with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.

The park stayed open, but the roller coaster is closed until it can be checked by an amusement park ride safety inspector with Maryland Department of Labor and Licensing.

The park's website calls the double-loop boomerang roller coaster the most popular ride in the outdoor park.

-- Associated Press

By Mike McPhate  | July 23, 2010; 7:17 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Sue Trimper for all the money you can. He's loaded.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | July 23, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Sue Trimper for all the money you can. He's loaded.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | July 23, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

OMG I was just on this thing last Monday night. It is an AWESOME ride. These types of carnivals do make me wonder sometimes about safety. They don't quite have the same staff as say Hershey. And if you've ever seen some of the carney folk that work at this one ... well looks aren't everything but... I hope those folks are ok - life is a dangerous place - EVERY day!

Posted by: docfknx | July 23, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I've ridden that roller coaster. There is an odd, severe, sideways vibration on a segment of it. Seems like something is out-of-whack to me.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | July 23, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

A killer roller coaster draws a bigger crowd.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 23, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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