Two riders plunge to ground after roller coaster derails

Nine people were sent to the hospital after a Daytona Beach amusement park ride malfunctioned.
1:34 | 06/16/18

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In Florida this morning an investigation into a terrifying roller coaster accident that sent two riders plunging to the ground and stranded many other people and we now know that ride was inspected just. How worse the Ford derailed and ABC's Steve O since Tommy has been very latest. State investigators this morning are searching for answers at this amusement ride in Daytona Beach. After the roller coaster slipped off its tracks nearly 35 feet above ground though rollercoaster greatly Brokaw we need and if you're going. The sand blaster roller coaster is an institution on the boardwalk here. Passenger strapped inside the falling cars feared for their lives two were thrown from their seats. Everyone sense Kerr. And then. And one calling on one line. Randy Francis was and one of the two rear cars that nearly fell to the ground after. Just a few minutes only Red Hat. I really noticed that something just was not graft conviction in a side to side about halfway down. And that's when the cars started falling off. Authorities had to bring in a team that specializes in high rise rescues had to use police to get everyone off the ride. It all nine people had to be rushed to a nearby trauma center. But who are so Borough corporate Bob. Your children get Beckett opened the moment. Earlier that day state inspectors gave the ride a passing grade saying it was in compliance with state law. The ride his field inspections in the past but those problems were corrected. The state is now trying to figure out exactly what went wrong saying that anyone who should be held accountable. Will be. Dan Paula. Stevenson found thank you.

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