Reuters is reporting that an accident at the “Superman: Ride of Steel” roller coaster at the Six Flags New England amusement park injured 19 people on Monday.
The accident occured in the loading area of the ride. Two cars collided as one car was arriving as another was leaving, according to the park. The coaster was immediately closed following the incident pending a full investigation.
“We transported 19 people (to hospitals),” Lt. Gary Brown, a park spokesman, told Reuters. “It was neck and back strains and sprains.”
“Superman: Ride of Steel” is described as “one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world” according to the Web site. It’s been in operation since the year 2000, takes riders to a height of 208 feet, reaches a maximum speed of 80 mph and treats riders to 10 seconds of weightlessness.