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Four people received minor injuries at Six Flags Magic Mountain when the Ninja roller coaster derailed after hitting a tree, stranding 22 riders some 20 feet off the ground, fire officials said Monday evening.

Riders were stuck 20 feet in the air on the Ninja ride. (Credit: KTLA)

“We were riding on the Jet Stream when we saw the Ninja go into the trees,” witness Brandy Chambers said. “It was a lot of leaf noise and then cracking noises . and a lot of screaming.”

The situation was caused by a tree branch that fell onto the track and obstructed the train, according to Magic Mountain spokeswoman Sue Carpenter. County Fire Inspector Rick Flores.

“The car came around the corner and it hit the tree,” he said.

The impact caused the first car to derail, Flores said. It was the passengers riding in the first car that were injured.

Firefighters worked near the base of the ride during the rescue operation. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters appeared to be cutting at or struggling with foliagenear the large white pillars that support the ride. rescuers began bringing the stranded riders to the ground, aerial video showed.

All of the passengers were said to be alert and talking with park personnel during the evacuation process, Carpenter said.

Firefighters survey what appeared to be a derailed train on the Ninja ride. (Credit: KTLA)

The two injured riders were transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, Carpenter said.

One of the riders complained of neck pain, the second reported suffering a knee injury, fire officials said.

The ride would remain closed until a “thorough inspection of the area is complete,” Carpenter said.

The ride is described as a “stealth assassin” and “suspended swinging roller coaster” on the Six Flags website.

“Shoulder harnesses secure you in place but don’t expect to just sit in one place you’re going to be swinging all over, a full 90 degrees each way,” the site’s description reads.
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