A 14-year-old girl was in critical condition after falling from a ride at a popular amusement park in Orlando, Florida. The incident happened on Saturday night at the Universal Orlando Resort. According to eyewitnesses, the girl fell from the ride called the “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit”.
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a roller coaster that opened in 2009. It is 17 stories tall and reaches speeds of up to 65 mph. The ride features a vertical lift and several inversions. Riders can also choose their own soundtrack for the ride.
According to Universal Orlando Resort, the ride was immediately stopped after the incident. The Orlando Fire Department was called to the scene and the girl was transported to a local hospital. The incident is currently under investigation.
The Girl’s Condition
The girl was in critical condition after the fall. Her identity has not been released. Universal Orlando Resort released a statement saying, “Our thoughts are with the family and we are doing everything we can to assist them.”
This is not the first time an accident has occurred at an amusement park. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died on a water slide at a water park in Kansas. In 2015, a man was decapitated on a roller coaster in France. These incidents highlight the need for increased safety measures at amusement parks.
Amusement parks have safety measures in place to prevent accidents. However, accidents can still occur. It is important for park visitors to follow all safety guidelines and restrictions. Visitors should also report any unsafe conditions or behavior to park staff.
The Future of Amusement Parks
Amusement parks continue to be popular attractions around the world. However, there is a growing concern for safety. Park owners and operators need to prioritize safety measures to prevent accidents and protect visitors. As technology advances, there may be new safety measures that can be implemented to improve the safety of amusement parks.
The incident at Universal Orlando Resort is a reminder that accidents can happen at amusement parks. It is important for park visitors to follow all safety guidelines and restrictions to ensure their own safety. Park owners and operators need to prioritize safety measures to prevent accidents and protect visitors. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and our thoughts are with the girl and her family.