Friday, August 16, 2013

Death and Injury in Coney Island: A 100-Year History

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According to Michael Immerso's Coney Island: the People's Playground, in the early 20th century: "Cars were pitched from the tracks of the Giant Racer and the Rough Rider at Coney Island"—two roller coasters—"in horrific accidents that resulted in the loss of life. But rather than repel riders, the element of danger instead enhanced the coasters' allure."

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