Cedar Point's newest roller coaster was shut down temporarily Saturday after two trains bumped into each other.
They dispatched a train from the station & it was rolling forward when the one coming in appeared to have blown the breake run and rear-ended it. No one seemed injured. pic.twitter.com/MX2mrc19eD
— Coaster Nation (@Coaster_Nation) May 5, 2018
Witnesses said the cars were traveling at a slow rate of speed when the collision happened.
Steel Vengeance is gonna be down for a while...2 trains just bumped
— Taylor Bybee (@coasterstudios) May 5, 2018
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.
I am in line right outside of #SteelVengeance station, and witnessed the following progression: 1. Chess train makes weird rattle noise on cycle, especially in second to last corkscrew by station 2. Chess train comes to final stop safely, enters train 3. Chess train enter station
— Matt Stephens-Rich (@MStephensRich) May 5, 2018
Today was Cedar Point's opening day. Park visitors took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the incident.
We waited 4 hours to ride Steel Vengeance and one of the cars hit another car while loading 😭😭 4 HOURS!!!! #CedarPoint
— 🌺Alysha🌺 (@Alyshaaa17) May 5, 2018
Two trains bumped each other on Steel Vengeance so now the ride is closed...I’ve been in line for 5 hours lmaoooo
— Jon Meyers (@jonmeyerss) May 5, 2018
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.