Major Scare at California Amusement Park

Published 07/08 2014 07:49AM

Updated 07/08 2014 08:17AM

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Riders on the Ninja Coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain received the scare of a lifetime on Monday.

Passengers were stranded nearly 30 feet in the air for hours after part of a tree came crashing down on the coaster, pushing the front car off the tracks.

Emergency crews were able to rescue all 22 riders, 4 of which suffered minor injuries.

The accident comes nearly a year after a woman was killed after being ejected from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.  Her death was ruled an accident, but her family has sued both Six Flags and the German company that built the coaster's trains.

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