Four injured on Six Flags roller coaster
Los Angeles, CA (CNN) - Four people had minor injuries after a roller coaster got stuck on the track at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
Brandy Chambers – Witness: "We were riding on the Jet Stream when we saw the Ninja go into the trees, and it was just a lot of leaf noise and then cracking noises and a lot of screaming.”
Video captured crews as they tried to get riders down safely. One car was suspended at an angle for hours. Park goers describe the scene as the Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain became stuck around 5:30 PM.
Park Goer: "We just got off the ride right, and we were just walking around the side and it just fell. It was like a loud boom and we ran there, then people told us to get out."
That boom was apparently caused by a tree that fell on the tracks.
Inspector Rick Flores - L.A. County Fire Department: "It looks like a pine tree fell and it fell across the tracks of the Ninja ride. It’s a suspended type of ride, so that means the track is above the car. The car came around the corner and hot the tree."
Four people were in that car and suffered minor injuries.
Inspector Flores: "The first car did derail. We don't know how many wheels are off the track."
The ride was shut down as fire department and rescue crews worked to get more than 20 people down.
Brianna Madrid - Waiting in Line: "The people that are on the ride, their family and friends are freaking out a little bit.. and we were kinda like, ‘What happened?’"
These ladies were almost at the front of the line.
Park Goer: "Scary because it could have been anybody, it could have been us."
A Magic Mountain spokesperson says, "Park medical staff and local paramedics were immediately called to the scene. Guests on the train were all alert and corresponding with park personnel during the evacuation process. The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority and as a precaution, the ride will remain closed until a thorough inspection of the area is complete.”