Japan roller coaster halted after some riders report broken bones

ctvnews.ca -- Aug 25
A roller coaster in Japan capable of hitting speeds of up to 112 miles per hour (180 km/h) is being shut down indefinitely pending an investigation into whether injuries sustained by passengers were linked to the ride.
A press statement released by the park on Aug. 20 states that the roller coaster will be closed "due to a safety overhaul." The statement says that four passengers have reported being injured on the ride between December 2020 and August 2021 and adds that "currently, the causal relationship between injuries and amusement machines has not yet been confirmed." According to the regional government in Yamanshi prefecture -- where Fuji-Q is located -- the four incidents were among men and women in the 30-50 age range. All had significant injuries, including a cervical fracture and a thoracic spine fracture, the latter of which can require up to three months in the hospital. A representative for the park would not comment specifically on the allegations of bone-breaking injuries and simply told a CNN reporter that "accidents were reported by passengers." Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, theme parks across Japan have been open since June 2020. At the time, a directive urged roller coaster riders to "scream in their hearts" rather than out loud in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Fuji-Q Highland was among the parks to take significant measures in limiting its visitors. The park, which is located at the foot of Mount Fuji, only reopened its outdoor attractions, which included roller coasters. - ctvnews.ca

「富士急ハイランド」のジェットコースターで4人が相次いで骨折するなどした事故を巡り、新たに9人から大けがなどの情報が寄せられたことがこれまでに分かりました。 - ANNnewsCH