World’s tallest roller coaster is shut down just HOURS after opening for the first time after two cars crash

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Hours after the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster opened up at an Ohio amusement park, the ride was shut down after a fender bender accident.

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Crowds gathered at Cedar Point Amusement Park on Saturday to go for a spin on Steel Vengeance, the newly opened 205ft roller coaster.

However it was shut down when one of the roller coaster’s cars returning from the ride lightly bumped into another car parked in the loading station, according to CBS..

The world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster Steel Vengeance, above, opened Saturday at Cedar Point amusement park but was shut down after a fender bender accident that same day

The ride was shut down when one of the roller coaster’s cars returning from the ride lightly bumped into another car parked in the loading station

Crowds gathered at the park on Saturday May 5 to test out the ride for the very first time

The incident took place around 1:30pm.

Four people were checked out by the park’s First Aid team but were released back into the park without injury.

The ride, which runs at 74mph speeds, was re-opened a few hours later.

The park tweeted later that day to assure park guests that the ride would remain open for the rest of the weekend.

‘Ride Update: Steel Vengeance is scheduled to open tomorrow morning. Thanks for your patience!’ the park tweeted.

The park had led a countdown to the opening of the ride, which Cedar Point says breaks 10 world records, making it Steel Vengeance the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster.

Riders pictured above on one of the first rides of the newly opened Steel Vengeance

The ride reaches a height of 205ft and runs up to 74mph, making it the tallest and fastest in the world

Four people were checked out by the park’s First Aid team but were released back into the park without injury

Cedar Point says breaks 10 world records, making it Steel Vengeance the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster

Sources: dailymail 

 

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