Jackson, NJ – Out of Control Roller Coaster Injures 16 at Six Flags Amusement ParkNY/NJ Legal News
Jackson, NJ (August 30, 2022) – At least 16 people sustained varying degrees of injury, most non-critical when a roller coaster jerked forward at Six Flags Amusement Park in Jackson.
According to local police and eyewitnesses, the high-speed, wooden roller coaster known as El Toro Roller lurched forward as riders were offloading at about 7:00 p.m.
Some victims received treatment on the scene while at least six were transported by paramedics to Centra State Medical Center in Freehold.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Amusement Park Injuries in New Jersey
More than 300 million people visit amusement parks every year, where the probability of being injured is about one in 9 million. Although this makes it extremely likely you can enjoy your day injury-free, the potential for significant and even fatal injuries is still present.
When someone is injured at an amusement park, they might be eligible to collect compensation for their damages via a personal injury lawsuit. In order for the venue to be held responsible, victims must prove the park was negligent and caused or failed to correct the hazardous condition that caused the injury.
Some common negligence issues found at amusement parks include:
- Malfunctioning or defective rides
- Improper ride maintenance
- Faulty safety restraints/Safety restraint failure
- Dangerous or restricted areas that are ungated or unlocked
- Insufficient warning signs around restricted areas
- Insufficient ride warnings, like those that indicate people with heart problems should not embark
- Poorly trained ride operators
- Intoxicated ride operators
- Slippery surfaces with no warning signs
- Poorly maintained grounds and buildings
If the actions of a park employee caused your injuries, the park will typically be held liable. Amusement parks are typically responsible for the behavior of their employees, so, for example, if an employee neglected to inspect a safety harness, then the park will be held accountable.
Due to the extensive amount of work involved, determining whether suing for this type of injury is advisable should be decided by a qualified New Jersey premises liability lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of victims get the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New York at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.