Monday, October 15, 2001

'Beast' riders taken to hospital

        MASON — Twenty riders of the The Beast roller coaster at Paramount's Kings Island were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after one of the cars bumped another during a rain shower.

        The riders were evaluated at Bethesda North and other hospitals, then were cleared to return to the park — which they did, Kings Island spokesman Jeffrey Siebert said.

        Ride operators were in the process of shutting the roller coaster down in the rain when the collision occurred, Mr. Siebert said. Riders were exiting one train car at the end of the ride when a second car approached at about 5 mph and slid into the first because of rain-slick tracks, he said.


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