Six Flags Great Adventure said at least five people were injured on the El Toro ride in Jackson Thursday night.
As of Thursday evening, News 12 New Jersey tried to confirm a report that passengers were injured when the car they were in lurched forward while trying to get off the roller coaster.
El Toro opened to the public in 2006. It has a drop of 176 feet and pushes cars up to a speed of 70 mph.
The trip lasts two minutes and five seconds.
In 2021[ads1], Six Flags was fined $5,000 after it had a partial derailment and the park failed to tell the state Department of Community Affairs. At the time, however, there was no one on the trip.
The police state that the injuries were mostly minor.
News 12 New Jersey reached out to Six Flags Great Adventure. The park released a statement that read: “Several guests reported back pain after riding El Toro this evening. Five guests were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation. The ride is closed for inspection.”