Blue Streak Damaged in Collision
On Friday April 26th, the classic coaster, Blue Streak, at Cedar Point sustained damage after an accident with a construction vehicle. According to The Sandusky Register, a dump truck collided with the wooden supports when driving near the structure with its bed raised. According to Bryan Edwards, Cedar Point spokesman, "It was a fluke accident." Damage cannot be seen from the ground and occurred at the ride's turnaround. It is unknown how much the damage costs. The ride is already being repaired and the park is hopeful that the ride will open on Opening Day on May 11th. This though is dependent on an inspection by both park officials and the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Amusement Rides Safety Division. It is a yearly occurrence that every ride is inspected by officials, so this accident and subsequent inspection does not represent anything out of normal procedure.
Blue Streak, which was built in 1964, is many fans' favorite wooden ride at Cedar Point. The coaster was named after the Sandusky High School "Blue Streak" athletic teams. Blue Streak features a classic out and back layout that is heralded for its immense amount of airtime generated throughout the ride.
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