New Jersey residents who are fans of amusement parks might be interested to hear about an incident that occurred on July 7 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Roughly two dozen riders were stranded on the Ninja roller coaster after a tree branch got on the track. The riders were stuck on the ride for longer than two and a half hours, and four people sustained injuries. Injuries were described as minor by one news source.
The Ninja has been on operating at the theme park since 1998, according to the park's website. It is a high-speed ride that consists of a track and hanging train cars that carry passengers. When the ride broke down, 25 passengers were stranded about 20 feet in the air. A representative for Magic Mountain said that all passengers were alert and talking during the rescue operation, which included firefighters and park personnel. While waiting to be rescued, reports suggested that some of the riders posted images of their predicament on social media.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in Valencia, California, but there are other Six Flags theme parks in the United States. Around 2.9 million people visited the Valencia location in 2013, according to the Themed Entertainment Association. It is among the top 20 theme parks in North America.
When a person suffers an injury in an amusement park, he or she may be able to file apremesis liability lawsuit against the company operating the location. Through such actions, plaintiffs might be able to recover costs associated with the treatment of injuries and and other damages.