View Full Version : Coroner's report on BTMRR victim has been released

09-11-2003, 08:53 AM
From CNN.com:

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A man killed last week on a Disneyland roller coaster bled to death after being struck in the chest by an unknown object, the coroner said Wednesday.

Marcelo Torres, 22, suffered "blunt force trauma" to the chest that fractured his ribs, leading to laceration of his lungs that caused "severe blood loss," according to an Orange County coroner's statement.

Torres was riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on Friday when the roller coaster derailed inside a tunnel as it was climbing a steep grade, Anaheim city officials have said.

He died inside the ride, while 10 other passengers were injured.

A Disneyland spokesman said park officials have not yet seen the coroner's report and could not comment on it.

09-12-2003, 10:42 PM
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