Officials are investigating an amusement park accident at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.
The accident occurred on the El Toro roller coaster at the NJ Six Flags theme park. According to Six Flags workers, the victim was riding the wooden roller coaster when she was suddenly struck in the face by an object. At this time, it is unclear what the object may have been or how it happened to hit the victim.
After the roller coaster ride finally completed its cycle and returned to the station, the female victim was promptly taken off the ride so that she could receive medical treatment from Six Flags medical staff. The victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital, where doctors provided further medical treatment and also evaluated her for a possible concussion.
A Six Flags spokesperson attempted to downplay the severity of the accident, declaring that the park places an extremely high priority on the safety of its guests. Moreover, said the spokesperson, Six Flags medical workers “responded immediately” when they learned of the roller coaster accident and the victim’s injuries.
In the aftermath of the serious accident, Six Flags management made the decision to close the roller coaster. While the ride was closed, workers conducted an inspection and determined that there were no safety defects with the roller coaster.
NJ state safety inspectors later granted permission to Six Flags to reopen the wooden roller coaster. The El Toro roller coaster is known as one of the tallest, fastest wooden roller coasters in the United States. The ride reaches heights of almost 19 stories and contains several sudden drops.
Depending on the circumstances leading up to the amusement park accident, it is possible that the injured rider could file a personal injury lawsuit against Six Flags in order to get compensation for her medical bills and pain and suffering.
For additional information about this NJ amusement park accident, read the Toms River Patch article, “Woman Injured on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure.”
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