Sunday, July 5, 2009

Monorail Accident Information

At about 2 am Sunday morning, an accident occurred between two Walt Disney World Monorails on the Epcot track at the Transportation and Ticket Center. According to current reports, a purple monorail was sitting stationary in the TTC and a pink one coming from Epcot slammed into the back of the purple one at what seems to be about 15mph.

There were only about 6 people on the monorail plus the two drivers at the time of the crash. The driver of the pink car was killed on impact and his body was pinned in the car until emergency personnel came and cut his body out of the car. The driver was a 21 year old male.

You can view an article about the crash from the local Florida news station by clicking here.
You can also view a video that was taken right after the crash by a tourist by clicking here, but I do warn you that this video is very upsetting as the people are trying to make contact with the male driver.

This is a horrible tragedy at the Walt Disney World property and I would like to send my condolences to the Cast members and the family of the driver.

I would also like to let everyone know that this is not a typical occurrence at the Disney parks. This is the first fatality on a monorail at the Florida property and only the 5th problem with monorails throughout the 38 years of WDW (See list of the other 4 problems on the website above). The monorail system is a very safe mode of transportation and I do hope this does not deter people from trusting the Disney Transportation.

I will have news updates as more information becomes available.

No comments:

Post a Comment