🎢💥📱 “When Cellphones Take Flight: A Rollercoaster Incident You Won’t Believe!” 🤕
TL;DR: Man gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) gift—a flying phone to the head—while on a roller coaster at Ohio’s Cedar Point. Open wound, blood, a potential lawsuit, and some free meals. All aboard for this wild story!
David Carter was just like any other thrill-seeker, chasing adrenaline on the Maverick coaster at Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park. But instead of a delightful scream-fest, he got a smack—literally. Riding high on a Saturday evening, he found himself hit by a flying cellphone from another rider. 📞💨 Question: Who brings a phone on a rollercoaster, folks?
Result? An hour-long bloody ordeal and a diagnosed concussion. It’s not like Cedar Point doesn’t warn against loose articles. They’ve got bins for that. 🗑️✅ But apparently, someone skipped that memo. Carter shared on Facebook, “Another patron on the same train decided to ignore the multiple rules…” Hold up, are we reading this right? Ignoring rules at a place with giant metal contraptions? 😲 What could possibly go wrong?
A bit of a twist, Cedar Point did acknowledge the incident. The guy even got treated at their first aid. But here’s where the story gets juicier. 🥤 Carter, with a face still dripping of his blood and feeling dizzy, was given the cost of his Fast Lane pass back. Not to mention, some free meals. Question: Can a burger 🍔 and fries 🍟 truly make up for a head injury? Especially when he managed just one free meal before park closure.
In a Facebook post, Carter wasn’t thrilled by Cedar Point’s response, even hinting at potential legal action. Either against the park or the phone’s owner. Legal drama alert! 🚨 But then again, as a paramedic, Carter has seen worse. He just wants everyone to play it safe and follow the darn rules. Sound advice? 🤔
For context, the Cedar Point “2023 Guest Assistance Guide” clearly states the no-gos: backpacks, purses, electronics, and even cute stuffed animals. 🐻❌ So why did someone think their phone was the exception? Especially on the Maverick, described as more “bucking bronco than coaster,” reaching speeds of 70 mph and filled with unexpected turns.
Here’s a thought 💭, maybe next time, let’s all keep the phones where they belong—safe in a bin or pocket—not launching them at unsuspecting riders.
Provoking Question: Are amusement parks doing enough to ensure guest safety, or do we all need a lesson in personal responsibility? And if you were Carter, would you take that free burger or aim for a bigger compensation? 🍔 vs. 💰?