Posted Thursday, July 20, 2000 2:13 PM | Contributed by Chitown
Fox News Chicago reported an accident at Six Flags Great America. The accident occured on Wednesday, July 18 involving to girls on the Cajun Cliffhanger, a Rotor ride that spins while the floor drops, pinning riders to the wall. Apparently the ride wasn't spinning fast enough when the floor dropped, causing the two individuals to fall to the floor. The ride op was told that something was wrong so the operator raised the floor causing the individuals feet to get caught between the wall and the floor. One of the girls was flown to childrens hospital in Milwaukee with the possibility of her toes being amputated. Gurnee police and fire officials said an investigation would continue as to the cause of the accident. The FOX News crew tried to get an explanation from park management about the accident but were denied answers pending the investigation.