Rider on mountain roller coaster ‘severely’ injured after flying out of car


A guest at an amusement attraction in Tennessee was "severely" injured" after being thrown from a mountain coaster cart.

The state has started an investigation into why the incident occurred on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster in Gatlinburg

According to a report, the injured rider "flew out of the cart while entering the curve just past the Kodak camera." The rider was thrown approximately 10 feet before landing on the track. OUCH!

The individual was brought to the hospital, where they were treated for injuries to the ankle, wrist, and head

Following the incident, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster was closed

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster features carts which can accommodate one or two riders and can reach speeds of up to 35 mph as it soars down the mountain, per the official website

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