El Toro riders share their horror stories after 5 hurt at Six Flags Great Adventure: ‘Seeing stars’ – New York Post
Several people were injured on a roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure on Thursday evening, New Jersey police said.
Emergency medical services responded to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey after the incident occurred on the El Toro ride. El Toro is a wooden roller coaster with a steep 76-angle drop.
Thrill-seekers who rode El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure flooded social media with their own horror tales after learning that five people were hospitalized. Several riders complained of back pain and five were taken to the hospital after riding the 19-story-high wooden roller coaster Thursday night.
Six Flags has been struggling to hire and keep veteran ride technicians, and the company’s safety is going to suffer, according to a Reddit user who claims to work in the maintenance department.
The incident is just the latest setback for the company, whose new chief executive, Selim Bassoul, has stirred up controversy by raising prices at the 27 parks and by losing nearly 2 million customers this year.
Six Flags Great Adventure Park’s El Toro wooden roller coaster is expected to reopen this spring following extensive testing, inspections by internal and external experts, and state certification.
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