Woman struck by flying object while on Great Adventure roller coaster

    Image: By Novanut35 at the English language Wikipedia

    Image: By Novanut35 at the English language Wikipedia

    A woman was struck in the face by a flying object while on a wooden roller coater last week at Six Flags Great Adventure, a park spokeswoman said.

    The woman was on the El Toro roller coaster Friday when she “was hit with something that felt like a bat to the face,” the 19-year-old identified as Sabreen Nassar from Lake Hoptacong told News 12

    She suffered injuries to her mouth, the television station reported.

    Spokeswoman Kristin B. Siebeneicher said the woman was treated by the park’s medical staff before being transported to a local hospital.

    “The ride was immediately closed for a full inspection. State ride inspectors gave us permission to reopen the ride Friday night, but we kept it closed to complete another inspection in daylight,” she said, adding that it reopened on Saturday morning.

    Siebeneicher said that safety at the park is the management’s “highest priority.”

    “Safety is a partnership between our guests and the park, and guests must follow all written and verbal instructions for safe riding,” she said.

    The spokesman did not know what struck the woman. 

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