4 People Injured When a Roller Coaster Derailed

4 People Injured When a Roller Coaster Derailed

A trip to the amusement park turned into a nightmare Monday afternoon when a tree fell on the tracks of a roller coaster. As the passenger cars passed through the tree that was resting on the track, the clamps that hold the car on the track broke, derailing the car.

Four people were injured. Two people were taken to a local hospital, and another two dozen were stuck for hours dangling 20-30 feet above ground while firefighters managed to rescue them. It happened at about 5:30 pm at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, CA.

This is the second accident in an amusement park this week. On June 30, a ride in SeaWorld San Diego lost power, stranding riders for hours.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a roller coaster or in an amusement park, Mukerji Law Firm can help.

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