- August 26, 2022
- Barnes Admin
Fourteen Injured After Roller Coaster Malfunction at Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson Township, NJ – Fourteen people were injured on Thursday, August 25, 2022, while riding the El Toro wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure. The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m.
Witnesses report hearing a loud bang and seeing the El Toro train jolt during operation. According to park officials, a malfunction occurred and caused injuries to passengers onboard. Fourteen people were injured and five were hospitalized after the accident. The roller coaster was shut down after the incident and the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Roller Coaster Accidents
Roughly 9,000 people visit emergency rooms each year after ride-related amusement park accidents. In this accident, those injured should have an investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:
- Recent roller coaster maintenance
- Evaluation if roller coaster safety measures are up to code
- Repair or maintenance mistakes
- Mechanical defects
- Roller coaster design problems
- Determination if operator negligence played a role
- Roller coaster inspection history
Roller Coaster Accident Attorneys
At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted team of attorneys have represented many people injured in roller coaster accidents and are available to help answer any questions.
The Barnes Firm: (800) 800-0000