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Rollercoaster accident at Six Flags

Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 05:35 PM CDT

A roller coaster packed with almost two dozen people took an unexpected and dangerous turn.
At the Six Flags amusement park in California yesterday.

The roller coaster known as "ninja" was coasting along at 55 miles-per hour when the lead car hit a tree that fell on the tracks.
The impact dislodged the first car and shut down the ride trapping those on board for nearly 3 hours.

"We heard yelling // it sounded like they were panicking, cause they didn't know what to do"
"It made me a little bit uncomfortable because if stuff happens on ride, it might happen on the ride I'm on."

Rescuers used a thick chain to secure the dangling car then pulled the riders off.
Four people were hurt but all the injuries were minor.

Park officials say the ride will remain closed until they can inspect the coaster and the area around it.Rollercoaster accident at Six Flags


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