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article imageDisney World monorail accident leaves one dead

By KJ Mullins     Jul 5, 2009 in Travel
Two monorails at Florida's Walt Disney World collided yesterday killing an employee. The monorail was leaving Epcot after a Fourth of July fireworks show early Sunday morning at around 2 a.m.
CBS 4 quotes a released statement from Disney:
"Today, we mourn the loss of our fellow cast member. Our hearts go out to his family and those who have lost a friend and coworker. The safety of our guests and cast members is always our top priority. The monorail is out of service and we will continue to work closely with law enforcement to determine what happened and the appropriate next steps."
Mark Griffin
Vice-President of Public Affairs
The driver for one of the trains was killed. According to witnesses the driver had to be cut out of the train. The other driver has been taken to hospital. Six guests were on the monorails at the time of the accident. They were not injured.
This is the first time in the Florida's theme park that there has been a deadly accident with the monorail system.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Epcot will be open on Sunday but the monorail leading into the park has been closed.
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