2 Riders Fall From Derailed Roller Coaster In Daytona Beach

 Friday, June 15, 2018


Two people fell to the ground from 34 feet in the air, when a roller coaster derailed on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, fire officials said Thursday night. The accident happened on the Sand Blaster roller coaster. In total, 10 riders were extricated from the ride and six of those people were taken to a hospital. Two were transported as trauma alerts to Halifax Health. The 10 riders were on board a chain of three cars, said Sasha Staton, of the Daytona Beach Fire Department. Two of those riders fell out of the front car, which was left dangling, officials said. Firefighters used ladders and tech rescue equipment to get to some of the passengers, Staton said.
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