Thrills and danger are often two sides of the same coin. Roller-coasters are an excellent example of this dynamic. The fear of cars flying off the track, support beams collapsing, or safety bars failing pop into the minds of riders, making their hearts pound all the more.
Fortunately, roller-coaster accidents are relatively rare. In fact, the likelihood of dying on a roller coaster is one in 750 million. This infographic by SmartAdvocate.com explores the major accidents and injuries that have happened at U.S. amusement parks in the past 10 years.