Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, billed as "America’s 1st Theme Park" was the site of another ride accident in mid-September, 2009. Riders were struck with debris and two passengers were injured, after a cable on the ride snapped. Luckily, no one else was injured during the accident. Incredibly, the entire ordeal was caught on video! A 12-year-old boy suffered lacerations on his leg, and an adult male complained of back pain afterwards. In the video, you can clearly see the point in the video where the cable breaks, and the ride starts going backwards. The fear and confusion on the eyes of the riders is evident, especially once smoke starts emanating from underneath the ride. The riders begin to panic at the end of the video, as they realize they are strapped into the ride, and unable to get out. The video, posted on Youtube, provides an eye-opening insight as to what happens when a ride malfunctions.
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