Cedar Point ride shut down ‘indefinitely’ after riders injured

Cedar Point

Courtesy: Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A popular ride at Cedar Point has been shut down indefinitely after an accident that left two people hurt.

A cable broke on the Skyhawk and hit two people who were on the ride. The cable also broke the fence that surrounds the ride.

Skyhawk has two giant arms that swing riders at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour.

After the cable broke, Skyhawk stopped without incident, and the riders were let off.

One person was treated at the scene. A second guest was taken to the hospital. A spokesman for Cedar Point says that person has been released.

The ride will remain closed until the investigation into what went wrong is finished.

 

 

 

5 comments

  • Miguel Guzmán

    I was going to ride Skyhawk a couple of weeks ago, but then I changed of mind when I saw the lower trusses move way too much each time the ride cart went up or down. I also saw a lot of wear on the gears pushing the cart right before it goes up to the point of generating smoke. This ride needs some serious adjustments or redesign.

  • freemtif

    Michigan ‘s Adventure (which was bought out by Cedar Fair – owners of Cedar Point- in 2001), has one of those called Rip Cord. They cost extra to ride. When I was there with a group Saturday (26th) the only thing we found broken when we wanted to ride it was Maverick. Suddenly the line stops moving and you play this waiting game – keep waiting though it may not get fixed that night, or leave to actually ride something and see the ride operating again as you walk away. The day we went to Cedar Point last year had the 7 passengers who fell out of a raft ride when it slipped backwards and flipped on them, and was the same day the woman fell off a coaster in Six Flags Over Texas and died. But I guess such accidents are pretty rare, enough that I’d continue to take that small risk. But not pay extra for Skyhawk or Rip Cord.

    • Lisa Patterson

      Skyhawk is not a ride similar to Rip cord. It doesn’t cost anything extra to ride it, and it’s one of my favorite rides at the park =(

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