Watch: Crack in roller-coaster forces amusement park to shut down ride in North Carolina
A visible crack in the support beam of a roller coaster in North Carolina caused a fright as the whole structure shook when the car passed it.
Video was captured of a roller coaster at an amusement park in North Carolina which had a large crack in one of its support beams. In the footage, you can see the whole structure shake as the ride goes on and the people in the car passed it by at speeds of up to 95 mph and you can see it move away from the beam completely.
The amusement park is called Carowinds and the ride is the Fury 325, or “Giga Coaster”, named for its extreme height of 325 feet. Fortunately, no one was hurt and no accidents occurred. The ride has been shut down for repairs, though the reason for the large crack in the beam is still being investigated.
The crack was discovered by a park-goer named Jeremy Wagner, who said his niece and daughter both rode the ride six times. He called the Charlotte fire department and the ride was shut down shortly after.
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