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Multiple injuries were recorded at Six Flags Great Adventure after a rollercoaster ride

By 08/26/2022 3:52 PMNo Comments

At Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, a wooden rollercoaster was shut down on Thursday night after a group of riders—five of whom were admitted to the hospital—complained of back pain.

An amusement park representative informed the Asbury Park Press that El Toro, a 19-story roller coaster with a 176-foot drop, was shut down for inspection after the injuries were reported Thursday evening.

Several first aid teams were sent to the location, but Jackson Township Police officers did not arrive.

The incident occurred on June 29, 2021, a year after the ride’s closure due to a partial derailment, claimed the publication.

The rear-up wheel, which keeps the train’s carriages from tumbling, lifted off the top of the track, which caused the accident.

No visitors to Six Flags were hurt, but the state Department of Community Affairs “red-tagged” the famous rollercoaster and ordered an engineering assessment.

The coaster was declared visitor-safe following months of testing, reviews, and inspections, and it reopened earlier this summer.

Spanish for “the bull,” El Toro first debuted in 2006 at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson.

It features the second-largest drop height among wooden rollercoasters in the country and can go up to 70 mph, and the first-largest drop height is on Goliath at Chicago’s Six Flags Great America.

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