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07/07/14 at 10:57pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails (Latest Edit: 07/08/14 at 01:49pm by Zachary.)
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Injuries on SFMM suspended arrow coaster Ninja. Hate to see something like this, please update if anyone else finds more information on this.  http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/4-Hurt-Riders-Stranded-Ninja-Six-Flags-Magic-Mountain-Ride-266136901.html

Edit. After watching the video, the whole wheel assembly appears to have disconnected from the track! Holy cow!  Would this have been in BBW's future had they let it go?

Where? Behind the rabbit?
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07/07/14 at 11:05pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Tree branch fell in the track derailing the first car. Riders seem ok and stable condition. Watching the live feed right now. They're currently attending to anyone with injuries. I'm sure evacuating is next.

The train has been chained down so that it does not move. As far as the derailed vehicle. Riders are still in and well dangling.

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07/07/14 at 11:06pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Not good at all!!!

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07/07/14 at 11:10pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Wait... they may have already evacuated everyone in the back of the train. It's a slow process. This camera is only zoomed in on the front.

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07/07/14 at 11:14pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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At this time there is only 4 people left in the train. And those are the ones sitting in the dangling car.

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07/07/14 at 11:18pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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This is depressing. Ninja is my second favorite Arrow Suspended in North America after BBW! I'd hate to see SFMM scrap it.
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07/07/14 at 11:32pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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As of 11:32pm. All riders are off the train. The last guy was given a neck brace...

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07/07/14 at 11:48pm in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Awwww looked like Big Bad Wolf

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07/08/14 at 12:09am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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07/08/14 at 12:20am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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They really missed the opportunity to say "No major Ninjuries."

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07/08/14 at 12:32am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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So instead of it being a branch that fell.... an entire tree fell on the track and then the train collided with it. No idea about the source. But here is an image of the tree that fell on the track:

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07/08/14 at 07:19am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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After the tree fell on LNM tracks in the 80's BGW spent months removing over one hundred trees from the BBW ride envelope. Any tree that had any damage to its trunk, branches, or root system was removed. Quite a bit of early morning tree work was done to ensure that the ride opened on time. Very proactive safety measure.
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07/08/14 at 08:07am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Just to be clear, y'all are saying that a lot of trees near a roller coaster can be a bad thing?

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07/08/14 at 08:59am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Just trees that have the potential to fall.
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07/08/14 at 10:05am in Ninja (Arrow Suspended) Derails
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Am I the only one that finds it weird that a tree just randomly fell during the middle of the day? Pictures dont really show any sort of inclement weather, and it's very rare that a tree just decides to give, and if that picture above is any indication, i'd say it was a healthy tree.

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