Launch failure on Kings Dominion's Volcano strands 15, hurts 2
Written by Robert Niles
An accident Friday shut down Volcano: The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion in Virginia. A train stalled after launching from the load station, rolling back slightly, then leaving 15 riders stranded on the track of the Intamin suspended coaster, where they had to be cherry-picked by local emergency personnel. Two people were hospitalized for their injuries, a boy who was treated and released for a leg injury and a man who suffered more serious, unspecified injuries.Tweet
High-speed launch coasters, such as Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka, have had problems before with debris-spewing launch failures, but as I understand Volcano (I haven't seen it in person), the mechanism there is different. Haven't heard a report yet about how long the ride will be down, so I'll defer to our readers in the area to submit an update.
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