Another injury at NJ’s Six Flags
Six Flags Great Adventure just can’t take a break this season. After several months of incidents, now here is an incident at Hurricane Harbor, which is part of the Six Flags entertainment complex in Jackson.
An adult client on a waterslide said he was injured on the ride on Monday. The park says it was all due to another customer breaking the rules. A spokesperson said of the waterslide incident: “The guest’s tube overturned as a result of another guest jumping out of the tube, in violation of safety policies of the park.”
Six Flags told NJ1015.com the guest was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital with back and neck pain. No word on any current condition was given.
“The safety of our guests and our team members is our top priority,” the park told nj.com.
The incident happened on the Tornado, a 75-foot-high waterslide that sends you through a long tunnel at around 25 mph. For a feel for the “hit,” the park says another customer jumped halfway, check out this video of Tornado in action.
It’s been a busy summer at Six Flags Great Adventure. Incidents on the Joker, Nitro, El Toro and the Log Flume ride have all made the news.
A boy reportedly sustained a head injury on the Joker and a runner on Nitro claimed a safety bar had come off. A wheel from a car on El Toro slid out of position and left the riders stranded for some time. A guardrail on the Log Flume broke and a few runners had to be taken to hospital when their car slipped over there and perched on its side.
More recently, a woman was injured climbing a fence in a restricted area between Kingda Ka and Zumanjaro, according to the park. She then slipped and fell while on the roof of a building where she had nothing to do according to Six Flags.
This latest incident in which the park says it’s another customer’s fault getting off a tube halfway gives us further proof why we can’t have nice things!
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski. All opinions expressed are those of Jeff Deminski.
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