During a special event held for elementary school students at Six Flags St. Louis, the Boomerang roller-coaster (formerly Flashback at Six Flags Over Texas), performed an emergency stop mid-run resulting in minor injuries to the riders this morning.
Six Flags officials released an official statement updating the public.
Boomerang did not complete its normal ride cycle causing it to stop at a mid-point location where all guests safely exited the ride. Our First Aid staff responded immediately and four guests were transported to a local medical facility as a precautionary measure. The safety of our guests is our top priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before re-opening.
Boomerang is manufactured by Vekoma coasters and this particular ride can be found duplicated at many theme parks around the world, it is also notorious for its roughness and sudden stops.
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