2 Riders Fall From 35 Feet After Roller Coaster Derails At Daytona Beach

A night of fun ended in bruises and injuries when a roller coaster at Daytona Beach derailed.

2 people who were riding the coaster fell 35 feet from the ground and had critical injuries. 6 others were severely injured.

There were 10 people in total who were rescued from the ride and six of them were brought to the hospital for their injuries. The extent of their injuries has not been released.

Firefighters worked tirelessly to rescue the others who were still stuck on the ride. It’s not clear what had caused the coaster to derail and fly off the tracks, but the Daytona Police Department are investigating the cause of the accident.

The accident happened on the Sand Blaster roller coaster at the amusement park located in the Boardwalk area. It’s owned by Daytona Beach Boardwalk Rides Inc., which is also responsible for running rides in North Carolina and South Carolina.

At last check, riders were all rescued by the Daytona Fire Department and were being treated for their injuries.