Cedar Point found not responsible
SANDUSKY, Ohio (WOIO) – Cedar Point has been out of business with a rollercoaster accident last summer that seriously injured one person.
A state inspection cleared Cedar Point of wrongdoing in the Top Thrill Coaster accident that injured a Michigan woman.
A six-month investigation found that the theme park was not responsible for the Top Thrill Dragster accident that left a Michigan woman with brain damage.
Roller coaster accident last summer
However, the report released on Friday said investigators found bolts, signs of wear, deformation and impact marks on train carriages and parts of the track above where a metal plate from the ride broke and fell.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture released a 620-page report Friday, explaining their investigation into Cedar Point’s popular roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster.
Investigators said they did not find enough evidence to prove that the park was violating any state laws.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture said Friday that investigators conducted a post-accident examination of the ride >
They interviewed key Cedar Point employees, and reviewed thousands of pages of maintenance records, witness reports, and lab reports.
A piece of metal that was the size of a “man’s hand” hit a Cedar Point customer waiting there in line for a ride on August 15.
The accident left 44-year-old Rachel Howes in intensive care with a brain injury.
According to a family statement issued in August. Its current status is unknown.
The people who live in Sandusky still can’t believe what happened.
From the start, the ship was plagued by issues that led to its frequent shutdowns as the park grappled with its complex hydraulic system.
The park has announced that rides will remain closed for the 2022 season.