Man was reportedly in an unauthorized area when he was hit by Ninja ride.
officials have confirmed that a man was struck by a ride at the park in Santa Clarita.
The incident, which involved a 20 year old man, occurred just after 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30th. According to the park, the man scaled at least one fence and entered
a “visibly restricted area.”
Once in the restricted area he was struck by the Ninja
roller coaster. Magic
Mountain officials report
that park medical personnel were on scene within two minutes, and found the man
unconscious but breathing. They contacted 911 and the man was transported to
The park released a statement saying; “As required by the
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Ninja is surrounded by
6-foot and 7-foot fences that are clearly marked by signs stating the area is
restricted to authorized personnel only.”
Based upon information provided by this individual's brother-in-law, he was attempting to retrieve his hat, which he'd apparently lost on an adjacent ride.