Is this theme park roller coaster falling apart?

Is this theme park roller coaster falling apart?

A guest at Cedar Point was struck by a “small metal object” that fell off one of the Ohio amusement park’s rides. On Sunday afternoon, Sandusky police officials received a radio call for an injured female at Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster. 

In partnership with Cedar Point officers and emergency service personnel, the responding officer worked to locate medical supplies and render aid to the victim. The unidentified victim was later moved onto a cot, brought to an ambulance just outside the ride’s entrance, and transported to Fireland Hospital’s emergency room for treatment. 

The metal object became disengaged from a train on the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster as it was ending its run. The ride remains closed while the incident is under investigation. 

Sunday’s accident is not the first major incident for the Top Thrill Dragster. Four individuals were injured in 2004 after being struck by debris that sheared off the ride’s launch cable.

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