Several hurt when NY amusement park's ride comes to a stop

AP News
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 7:56 AM

DARIEN, N.Y. (AP) — The operators of a western New York amusement park say a ride has passed inspection after several riders were injured over the weekend.

Local media report that the injuries occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday aboard the Silver Bullet ride at Darien Lake in Genesee County, between Buffalo and Rochester.

Witnesses say they heard riders screaming as the ride's gondola-style seats began swinging as the ride came to a stop. Darien Lake officials say the park's paramedics treated several people for minor injuries.

The park's website describes the Silver Bullet as a "high thrill ride" that tilts to 85 degrees while spinning the gondolas 360 degrees at a top height of 54 feet.

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Park officials say an inspection determined that the ride is "operating safely within standard guidelines." The ride reopened Sunday.