COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There is no evidence that Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio acted illegally or has reason to believe that one of its rides, the second tallest roller coaster world, was not safe before an object flew out of it last year and hit the head woman, the state concluded in an investigation released Friday.
Therefore, no sanctions are recommended against Cedar Point amusement park because August 15 accident involving 420-foot (128-meter) Top Thrill Dragster roller coasterOhio Department of Agriculture said.
Spokesman Tony Clark said Cedar Point is closely reviewing the report and the ride will remain closed for the 2022 season.
The report attributed the crash to an “immediate overload rupture” of a retaining pin in the vehicle’s plate.
A female passenger was waiting to ride the roller coaster when a “small metal object” fell off the ride as it neared the end of the ride, according to the Agriculture Department’s Ride Safety Division.
The guest was treated at a Sandusky hospital before being transferred to another facility. The severity of her injuries is unclear.
The coaster, which opened in 2003, takes riders straight at 120 mph (193 km/h) before climbing a hill and then back again. The ride lasts less than 20 seconds.
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