Spring 2015 Amusement Ride Safety On Prime Time TV
The information presented here will be featured on a prime time news program in a story on amusement ride safety during the spring of 2015. This info is from a court document that seems to reveal something that many enthusiasts missed or ignored oh so many years ago.
withstanding this passage of time, Ms. Brandle, incredibly and allegedly, gives a
statement as to the position of Tamar’s lap bar. What is most incredible about Ms.
Brandle’s unsworn statement is that she says she could see the precise position of the lap
bar from her post inside a tram, sitting in a parking lot at 8:15 p.m. while the coaster was
traveling at a high speed. It is impossible to believe that this is the best witness for Koch particularly since she goes on to say that she
would NEVER have let that car leave the station with a lap bar that high.
From Case 2:05-cv-02052-BMS Document 39-1 Filed 09/23/2005
You are speaking in riddles for those of us not in the know.
I suspect the original poster did not read the post before hitting the send button. One can infer from a single mention of the Koch name that the post refers to something to do with Holiday World, and the inclusion of "Tamar’s lap bar" must refer to the death at HW about ten years ago (Tamar was ejected from the train *allegedly* because her lapbar was too loose.)
Still... those who were not around a decade ago would have no way of knowing that from the wording of the post. A link to some sort of reference would have helped immensely.
I guess I could look it up, but what happened? someone died on a coaster at HW?
Yeah... it was at a coaster club event known as "Stark Raven Mad" which HW held every year at the opening of the season in the early 2000's. I never attended, but remember when it happened (though I'm not sure of the exact year). Tamar was thrown from the Raven and died, as I said, allegedly her lapbar was not down far enough. SRM was cancelled in the next few years until the event returned in 2006 when Voyage was built and was renamed Holliwood Nights, to celebrate the park's three wooden coasters. I attended four of the first five years and plan to return this year. Others here may be able to provide more details of the event.