As a person going to an amusement park, you trust that the company that runs the rides has checked and rechecked to make sure they are safe and running to par.  However, accidents do happen.  We all found that out after the horrific accident at Six Flags Over Texas this past weekend.

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I know I have personally ridden the Texas Giant numerous times and have never once thought I was in any danger.  As I'm sure you have as well.

It is a scary thought and can keep you from going to any place that has rides.

However, accidents happen all the time at amusement parks and places that offer rides.

The Texas Giant accident was not the only amusement park ride accident over the weekend.

A water ride called Shoot the Rapids at Cedar Park in Sandusky, Ohio, malfunctioned over the weekend and injured 7 people.

Ride accidents occur weekly, all over the country.

RideAccidents.com is a website that chronicles ride accidents and it is almost mind numbing to see how many ride accidentst that occur on a yearly basis.

Plus, if you visit the Facebook page AmusementRideAccidents.com chronicles ride accidents all over the world.

This isn't meant to scare you from going to amusement parks, it is a fun place to take the family.  It is just scary when something tragic happens.

If at anytime you feel unsafe or something doesn't seem right when you get on a ride, voice your concerns.  If those concerns are blown off, get off the ride and speak to management.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and people who witnessed these horrific accidents over the weekend.  I pray that God will extend peace over each one of them

I also hope that these companies research and find out what went wrong and do it honestly and don't try to hide the truth to avoid a lawsuit.