Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Coaster - wild mouse

Description

A type of roller coaster characterized by small cars that seat four people or fewer and ride on top of the track, taking tight, flat turns (without cant) at modest speeds, yet producing high lateral G-forces. The track work is characterized by many turns and bunny hops, the latter producing abrupt negative vertical G forces. When approaching a turn from a straight section the intended impression is that one will simply continue straight, and thus plunge off of the device. The feeling of a Wild Mouse coaster is amplified by using cars that are wider than the track itself, giving the impression that the riders are hanging off the side or that they might fly out, thus giving it the name \wild\.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.8% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:140
Records that include age of victim:120(86%)
Records where accident type could be determined:123(88%)
Records with identifiable tradename:40(29%)
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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.