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Man suffers eye injury on Dragon Challenge roller coaster

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  1. MKJo

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    A man riding the Dragon Challenge roller coaster in the Harry Potter area at Islands of Adventure has been struck in the eye and may have been blinded.

    He was in the front row of the coaster when something hit him in his right eye, just as the coasters came close to each other.

    Universal closed the ride after it happened on Sunday, but reopened it on Monday after declaring it safe.
     
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    How horrible. Wonder if someone threw something from the other car?
     
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    Thats terrible news - hope hes ok
     
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    WoW, hope he is not blinded !
     
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    Horrible news....hope he is allright
     
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    That's terrible news. Hope his eye didn't get blinded. Hopefully, it was an accident and not done on purpose:unsure:
     
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    That is terrible :( hope he is doing better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I'm wondering if it was some kind of small bird strike or something similar. Wait for the lawsuit.
     
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    Oh my I hope he is going to be ok. I also wonder if someone threw something. How scary.
     
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    It was on the news here yesterday that a second person has been injured. Universal said they will no longer set both tracks off at once, the departures will be staggered.
     
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    Wow!!! That is crazy. Hope everyone is ok!!!
     
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    Sad news, whilst safety always come first. I don't think the ride is worth it without that great moment when you are racing towards the other coaster :(
     
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    I wonder if they ever found out what had struck him.

    Katie :)
     
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    We were there on Tuesday and the ride was down all day.

    I didn't know about the second accident but when we rode the attraction on Wednesday, was surprised that the coasters set off at different times. Safety has to come first.
     
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    I wonder if they will have to change the name now? They are not actually dueling anmore, but safety does come first.
     
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    What an awful accident :( I hope the injured are ok...

    Completely agree about safety first :yes:
     

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