World’s Fastest ROLLER COASTER Shuts Down after Passengers Suffer Bone Injuries

World’s Fastest ROLLER COASTER Shuts Down after Passengers Suffer Bone Injuries

The world’s fastest roller coaster in Japan shuts down after reports of riders suffering bone injuries. 

The Do-Dodonpa attraction in Fuji-Q Highland amusement park has closed, as confirmed on their official website.

Photo: Yamaguchi Haruyoshi

Meanwhile, multiple news agencies report at least six cases of fractures in the passengers. Most of the injuries are in the neck and back.

According to them, the passengers are in the “40-50 age range.” All of them suffered either cervical fracture and a thoracic spine fracture.

Additionally, the company’s official statement, says that Do-Dodonpa would “remain suspended for the time being” as it undergoes safety checks.

“We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the injured customers,” they said. “We will endeavor to investigate the cause under the guidance of the government.”

However, the company also maintained that the connection between the injuries and the ride “is not yet confirmed.”

For the time being, they would wait for the conclusion from the government.

Do-Dodonpa first opened in 2001. The ride goes from 0 to 180 kilometers per hour in only 1.56 seconds. It is so speedy that people calls it the “Super Death Accelerator.”

Meanwhile, the incidents are the first reports of injuries since the ride went into operation two decades ago.

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