Roller Coaster Derails, Four Hurt

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Screaming is a pretty familiar sound at any amusement park. But at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles, the screaming heard Monday was NOT the good kind.

25 riders yelled for help as they dangled 20 feet above the ground, stuck for nearly an hour after a tree fell on The Ninja roller coaster’s track.

Four people were hurt. Two were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but all the injuries were minor, fire and park officials said.

“We saw The Ninja go into the trees and it was just a lot of leaf noise and then cracking noises and crashing noises and a lot of screaming,” said Brandy Chambers who witnessed the chaos.

Six Flags released a statement that reads, “The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority and  as a precaution, the ride will remain closed until a thorough inspection of the area is complete.”

Until then, thrill seekers will have to take their chances on the ferris wheel.