Four people injured in Six Flags roller coaster accident

Author: Hanson & Hanson/Monday, July 21, 2014/Categories: Premises Liability

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According to the report on CSMonitor.Com, a thrilling experience nearly became a deadly experience for some people at Six Flags, Southern California. A pine tree fell on the track of a roller coaster, injuring four people and leaving nearly two dozen others hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for several hours.

The front car of the Ninja coaster became dislodged after colliding with a branch lying atop the tracks. It took rescue crews three hours to evacuate the 22 riders, one at a time, from the coaster.

Two passengers were taken to a nearby hospital as a precautionary measure and all the injuries were minor, officials said.


Park officials have closed the ride temporarily while the track undergoes maintenance and inspection.


Accidents at southern California amusement parks are relatively rare, a 2013 Los Angeles Times investigation of theme parks found.


According to a survey done by National Safety Council's Research & Statistical Services Group in Itasca, Ill, found that in 2011 about 4.3 people per million park visitors received injuries, compared with an average of 8.2 per million visitors in 2001. Nationally, the number of injuries per million attendees has been steadily dropping since 2001.


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