Several people were injured on the El Toro ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey on Thursday night, according to local police and park officials.
At least 12 patients were transported to a regional hospital for treatment via EMS after a popular ride malfunctioned causing injuries around 7:30 p.m., just before the park closes at 8 a.m., amusement park told NBC 4.
A spokesperson for Six Flags told The Post that some people report feeling back pain after riding the roller coaster. The spokesman said only five guests were taken to a local medical facility for evaluation.
The Jackson Township Police Department said most of the injuries were minor and no police were responding to the scene.
Jackson Township EMS told The Post that they could not comment on the incident.
The roller coaster was closed for the rest of the evening, the spokesperson said.
El Toro is one of the fastest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world, hitting a speed of 70 miles per hour with an initial drop of 176 feet, according to the park’s website.