Safety information by accident type

Patron hit something within ride vehicle

Description

Patron was injured during the active portion of the ride cycle due to impact with restraint, seatback, or some other part of the vehicle containment system.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 9.3% of all accident reports, and 16.9% of accidents during during ride part of cycle.

Record count:1383
Records that include age of victim:1247(90%)
Records where device type could be determined:1378(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:534(39%)
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Accidents vs. Patron's Age


Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.