A woman, whose name has not been released, is in the hospital recovering from injuries she sustained when she fell from her seat on a roller coaster at the world-famous Circus-Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ride is part of the massive indoor amusement park that has made Circus-Circus THE family-favorite destination when visiting Las Vegas.
The woman was transported to the hospital and her condition is unknown, but stunned guests are deeply troubled and are demanding answers.
MGM Resorts International, which owns Circus Circus, extended its apologies to the family of the rider.
Brian Ahern, the director of corporate communications for MGM Resorts International, provided this statement to Fox News:
“We are incredibly saddened that one of our Adventuredome guests was injured and our hearts go out to the guest and her family.
“Safety is our top priority, and the ride in question is closed until further notice as this incident is investigated."
The El Loco Roller Coaster has been part of Circus-Circus’ family-friendly Adventuredome since 2014, offering a more thrilled-oriented experience than the typical child-oriented attractions the renowned establishment is famous for.
According to Fox News, Each four-person car of the ride reportedly “reaches speeds of 45 miles per hour during the 72-second ride, and performed 90-degree drops, ‘doughnut rolls’ and 180-degree turns.”
No details have been released as to how the woman fell, but an investigation is underway.
A Clark County spokesman issued the following update on the investigation into the incident:
“Clark County Building and Fire Prevention was notified of an incident shortly after it happened involving a woman who fell out of the El Loco Roller Coaster Monday afternoon," said Erik Pappa.
"County Building staff was promptly dispatched to the scene. A Prohibited Use Notice was issued and the ride remains closed for public use and may only be operated for inspection and testing as part of the investigation.
“Our thoughts are with the woman who was injured and her family and friends during this difficult time.”
The El Loco attraction remains closed pending further investigation.