Ambulances Dispatched To Six Flags
St. Louis – Four people were injured Friday after a ride at Six Flags stopped at mid-point.
According to the report, local ambulances were dispatched to Six Flags St. Louis just before 11:30 a.m. after the Boomerang ride stopped at mid-point.
After the ride stopped, guests were instructed to exit the ride, and the park’s first aid staff responded to treat those injured. The areal view of the incident showed a car off the tracks, but its not clear if that’s what caused the accident.
Six Flags released a statement shortly following the incident saying that three park guests were transported to the hospital. Eureka Police Department, EMS, and the Fire Department were all called to the park.
Park officials do not know what caused the ride to malfunction.
Recent Theme Park Ride Malfunctions
This is not the first incident in 2016 in which a theme park ride put a park guest’s life in jeopardy. Just last month, a father and son were recording their roller coaster ride in Amarillo, Texas when the boy’s seatbelt came loose.
Fortunately, the boy’s father quickly held onto his son, but not before the boy was thrown to the bottom of the cart from the force.
When the ride finished and the father complained, the ride operator told him that he knew that happened sometimes.
We’re glad to hear that unlike the Texas theme park, Six Flags St. Louis promptly shut their ride down after the incident was reported.
What To Do If You’re Injured On A Roller Coaster
Riding roller coasters at an amusement park is meant to be a thrill, but not so much of one that you end up in the hospital.
If you are injured on a roller coaster ride, there are a number of legal claims available to you to ensure that you are compensated for any medical bills. Typically, the claims will likely be due to negligence or product liability.
When a ride malfunctions, data must be collected to determine whether the incident was due to a human error; perhaps a park employee’s negligence, a manufacturing error; something physically wrong with the ride, or something else. After a roller coaster ride injury, it is important to contact a lawyer right away so that they may preserve evidence that will help you in maximizing your personal injury settlement.
If you’ve been injured on a Six Flags ride or any amusement park ride, learn more about our personal injury attorneys, or give us a call at 314.444.4444. We’re here to help with the paperwork so you can focus on healing.