Roller Coaster Shut Down After Riders Report Broken Bones
Look, we all want thrills when we ride a roller coaster. We all want to feel the excitement of the wind in our hair, our hearts dropping… these are important elements to a coaster. However, one park in Japan has had to shutter their coaster after some riders complained that their broken bones were caused by the thrill ride.
The Fuji-Q park has closed the Do-Dodonpa coaster, but not acknowledged that the 122mph ride was the cause of the injuries. “Currently, the causal relationship between injuries and amusement machines has not yet been confirmed,” said a statement released by the park. What bones were broken? Good question. Two of the four incidents include a cervical fracture and a thoracic spine fracture. Lest you think this is nothing, a spinal fracture usually requires a three-month hospital stay to recover.
We’ve written about Fuji-Q Park before, where, in an effort to slow the spread of Covid, asked riders to ‘scream in their hearts’ and not out loud, lest droplets leave their mouth and spread the illness.