Trends: Body pain or illness reported
Reports of illness or onset of body pain account for 13% of the accidents reported to state ride safety agencies. Some incidents of this type have been found to be caused by the ride, some may be unrelated to the ride, and some may occur when a pre-existing condition is exacerbated by the ride.
It's not usually possible to determine one from the other based on the short incident descriptions provided by state safety agencies. For example, headache, nausea, seizure, or loss of consciousness can occur spontaneously in susceptible individuals, but those conditions could also result from a patron striking his head against the harness during a high energy ride.
Reported body pain or illness
The following tables show the types of reported body pain or illness, as identified in public accident reports provided to Saferparks by state regulatory agencies. Click on the accident category to view database information.