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Roller coaster accident at Six Flags injures 4

Roller coaster accident at Six Flags injures 4

Illinois visitors to the Six Flags amusement park might be interested to know about a roller coaster accident, which injured four people, that took place at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California on July 7. The accident occurred on the amusement park’s Ninja roller coaster and, in addition to the injuries, left 25 passengers stranded on the ride high above the ground.

The rescue effort was captured through video and photos taken by witnesses, including some from those who were trapped on the ride. Video footage showed rescue workers attempting to help the marooned riders as they dangled in a carriage hanging from the track approximately 20 feet in the air. Reports indicate that the entire rescue operation to evacuate all of the roller coaster’s stranded passengers took more than 2.5 hours.

According to reports from local media sources, the accident was the result of a tree branch being on the ride’s track. The four injuries resulting from the accident were minor, though it was not immediately revealed what kind of injuries they were.

Commercial property injuries, such as these, can happen for a variety of reasons, including hazardous conditions present on the premises. Amusement parks are required to ensure the safety of their attractions, which includes proper maintenance of not just the rides but also of their surroundings. Individuals with injuries from accidents like this may choose to have an attorney examine the specifics of their case in order to determine if the accident was preventable. If hazardous conditions caused by a negligent property owner were the cause of an individual’s injuries, he or she might be entitled to financial compensation.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Accident Leaves 4 Injured, Dozens Stranded On The ‘Ninja’“, Ed Mazza, July 08, 2014

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