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Cedar Point Dragster Accident {Aug} Get Complete Insight >> This article contains information about a recent accident at an amusement park in which a female guest was injured.

Do you love amusement parks? How about a roller coaster ride? Did you feel how much dangerous it is in case if there is an accident? Do you want to know what happened at Cedar Point Dragster Accident?

Would you please read this article in full to know about an accident in an amusement park in the United States

What is Cedar Point?

Cedar Point is an amusement park situated on a Lake known as Erie peninsula at Sandusky in Ohio. It is the second oldest amusement park which was started in 1870. It holds the second rank in the world because of 17 roller coaster rides. Cedar Point opens in May and closes in September. After September, it opens only on weekends till November. 

What is a Dragster?

At Cedar Point, it is called Top Thrill Dragster, which is a roller coaster. Cedar Point Dragster Accident took place near this Top Thrill Dragster. It was made by a company name Intamin. It was the 16th roller coaster installed in the amusement park. It was opened for the public on 4th May 2003. 

Top Thrill Dragster is among the fastest rollercoaster with a speed reaching up to 120 MPH. It is the tallest roller coaster with 130 meters in height. It has a 90-degree incline and further a 270-degree twist. The ride is 17 seconds long. People say the view from 130 meters elevation is fantastic.

About the Cedar Point Dragster Accident:

  • A female guest was standing in a line near the Top Thrill Dragster.
  • The name, age, and identity of this female guest is not made public.
  • At approximately 4:30 PM on 15th August 2021, when the roller coaster ride was coming to an end, a small metal object came off the dragster and had hit the female guest.
  • Cedar Point’s emergency medical services team and the Sandusky Fire Department responded immediately.
  • The female guest was rushed to a nearby hospital.
  • However, the extent of the injury is unknown. We will look at a few more Cedar Point Dragster Accident below.
  • A spokesperson from Cedar Point said that they are focused on female guest and their family. 
  • They also informed us that until the safety investigation is finished, the ride will remain closed.

It is not the first time such an accident had happened concerning Top Thrill Dragster. 

  • On 14th July 2004, flying fragments had hit four people. 
  • On 7th August 2016, a launch cable got detached, injuring two people. 
  • In September 2017, the braking mechanism was reported damaged at the launch site and
  • In August 2019, there was a problem with the launch motor.

Conclusion:

We hope the female guest injured in Cedar Point Dragster Accident will recovers soon. Any more complications on such a high-speed roller coaster  will endanger the lives of people who visit amusement parks for enjoyment. We hope the park will evolve more control points and increase the instances of complete checkups and maintenance. 

Have you been on a roller coaster ride? Let us know your experience below.

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