August 26, 2022
JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–According to the Director of Communications, Tammori Petty-Dixon of the NJ Department of Community Affairs, that Six Flags Great Adventure last night informed DCA via the Department’s amusement ride incident hotline number that witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and seeing a jolting of the El Toro train during operation.
Reports of multiple injuries include: Fourteen people were treated onsite and five people requiring transport to the hospital, one for a neck injury, two for back injuries, and two for mouth and tongue injuries requiring further treatment.
DCA instructed Six Flags Great Adventure to shut down the ride. There is no further information as to the cause of the incident at the present moment. DCA ride inspectors are onsite today to investigate the incident.
According to Six Flags representatives, several guests reported back pain and minor injuries after riding El Toro last evening. Thirteen guests were evaluated at the park, of which five were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation, where they were treated and released. The ride completed its normal cycle and all guests exited the ride without need of assistance. The ride will remain closed for inspection. Any maintenance and repairs necessary will be completed and the ride will be re-inspected by our engineers, maintenance professionals, our 3rd party independent safety inspectors and the state of NJ prior to re-opening.
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