Latest Recreation accidents News

Attorney: Roller coaster riders will have lifelong injuries

Jun. 18, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week could have lifelong injuries, an attorney for three of the nine riders who were hospitalized said Monday. The riders suffered broken bones, concussions and possible nerve damage when the Sand Blaster...

Attorney: Roller coaster riders will have lifelong injuries

Jun. 18, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for three passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week says his clients could have lifelong injuries. Attorney Matt Morgan said at a news conference Monday that he has hired two ride-safety experts to evaluate what went wrong with the Sand...

Runaway bus crashes into fireworks store

Jun. 17, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A bus carrying members of the Pennsylvania National Guard has crashed into a fireworks store. Police say the crash happened Friday morning in New Milford Township when the driver of the bus passed out behind the wheel. The runaway vehicle went through a field and struck a utility...

Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail

Jun. 15, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car derailed Thursday night and was left dangling from the track. Firefighters...

The Latest: 2 riders in coaster mishap are from Kentucky

Jun. 15, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a roller coaster derailment in Florida (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Two of the nine people sent to a hospital after a roller coaster derailment in Florida work for the same Kentucky company and were visiting on a business trip. The company's chief executive said...

Rare river sinkhole created whirlpool, led to man's death

Jun. 11, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A kayaker bypassed a part of an Arkansas scenic river known as Dead Man's Curve during a weekend trip, but a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool along his alternate channel and dragged him to his death. Donald Wright, 64, from Searcy, Arkansas, died Saturday at Saddler Falls along...

2 dead after glider crash in Grand Teton National Park

Jun. 10, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Two people are dead after a glider crash in Grand Teton National Park. The park said the wreckage was found Saturday after the two people on board failed to return from a flight from Driggs, Idaho. The glider's pilot has been identified as 65-year-old Kristine Ciesinksi of Victor, Idaho....

Fireworks blast kills 7, injures 8 at home near Mexico City

Jun. 6, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion ripped through a home where fireworks were being stored outside the Mexican capital Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring eight more. The Mexico State government said in a statement that the bodies of two men and one woman were found on a patio at the home in...

2 killed in fall in Yosemite park were elite climbers

Jun. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The two men who fell to their deaths while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National park over the weekend were elite climbers who partnered on routes since their college days in San Diego, family and friends said. Jason Wells, 45, and Tim Klein, 42, were about 1,000...

Teen killed, 5 others hurt in Missouri river boating crash

Jun. 4, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed and five other people were injured, some seriously, when two boats collided in southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday night when a boater veered into the path of another vessel on the Black...