The accident was recorded on the “El Toro” roller coaster – Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images.
On Thursday night, multiple people were injured after riding a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
“Several people have reported back pain after riding ‘El Toro’ tonight,” Six Flags spokesman, Gabriel Darretta, said in an email to NBC Philadelphia.
“Five guests were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation,” the statement added to the outlet.
Police in Jackson Township later said emergency services were dispatched just before 8 p.m. following the call of an alleged amusement park accident.
Multiple media outlets converged on the scene shortly after investigators and rescue forces gathered at the bottom of Six Flag’s 19-story wooden roller coaster “El Toro.” Several ambulances were also seen in the parking lot.
Some of the injured were treated at the scene, and others were taken to Central State Medical Center in Freehold, according to Jackson Police Chief Matthew Kunz, who also noted that it was “unlikely” that those taken to the hospital would stay for an extended period.
The El Toro roller coaster “rocked forward” while unloading passengers at the Jackson amusement park around 7 p.m., Jackson police confirmed.
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In May, “El Toro” was named No. 1 on a USA Today list of the “10 Best Roller Coasters of 2022″, stating that it is known as “’el toro’ for its mighty, shaky train” and its ‘totally unique, of the old school.’ – an experience of the new school.”
Six Flags Great Adventure is a theme park Located in Jackson, New Jersey, located 65 miles from New York City.