New Jersey police say multiple injured on Six Flags roller coaster
New Jersey police say that multiple people were injured on a Six Flags Great Adventure roller coaster on evening.
A spokesperson for the Jackson Township Police Department told Fox News Digital that the injuries happened on the El Toro ride, and stated that most of the injuries were minor.
Several people were taken to a local hospital for “bumps and bruises,” the spokesperson said.
Multiple people were injured on the El Toro ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey at night, according to local police and parks officials.
At least 12 patients were transported to area hospitals for treatment via EMS after the popular ride malfunctioned causing injuries around 7:30 p.m., just before the park closed at 8, the amusement park said
A Six Flags spokesperson told The Post that several people reported feeling back pain after riding the roller coaster.
The spokesperson said just five guests were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation.
The Jackson Township Police Department said that the injuries were mostly minor and no police responded to the scene.
Jackson Township EMS told The Post they could not comment on the incident.
The roller coaster was closed for the remainder of the evening, the spokesperson said.
El Toro is one of the fastest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour with an initial drop of 176 feet, according to the park’s website.