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Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance reopens after minor collision

Posted at 3:12 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 22:01:02-04

Cedar Point's newest roller coaster was shut down temporarily Saturday after two trains bumped into each other.

Witnesses said the cars were traveling at a slow rate of speed when the collision happened.

According to a witness, one train made a "weird rattle noise" in the second-to-last corkscrew before entering the station. The second train came in shortly after and bumped into the first.

Today was Cedar Point's opening day. Park visitors took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the incident.

Cedar Point released the following statement:

At approximately 1:30 p.m., a Steel Vengeance train returning to the station lightly bumped a parked train in the loading station. There were guests on both trains. Four guests requested a review at the ride by the park’s First Aid team and went back into the park. All other guests left the ride and continued their visit.

Steel Vengeance is currently closed while the incident is under review. There is no further information at this time.

The ride was reopened late Saturday night, according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.