Daytona Beach, FL – The rollercoaster on Daytona Beach’s Boardwalk which derailed last night passed a state inspection just hours before the incident which sent 10 people to the hospital.
That’s the latest word from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services as investigators came to the scene this morning to begin the investigation into the Sand Blaster.
Fresh From Florida Communications Director Jennifer Meale says they’re concerned about those who were injured last night, including the two who fell around 34 feet to the ground after the front car fell completely off the tracks.
“Just yesterday, department inspectors conducted a thorough inspection of the ride and it was found in compliance with state law,” Meale added. “We have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and anyone who should be held accountable will be held accountable.”
The Daytona Beach Police Department is also investigating after receiving a report from a caller that he spotted two men on the rollercoaster tracks at 9:45am yesterday. He advised police that they may have been maintenance workers, according to the incident report.
Also today, 911 audio from the incident was released by Volusia County. Click below to hear the six calls received by the Sheriff’s Office as the incident unfolded.