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Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance will re-open after accident on opening day

By Adam Ferrise • May 6, 2018 at 8:40 AM

SANDUSKY — The new Cedar Point roller coaster Steel Vengeance will re-open today, a day after an accident forced the ride to be closed on its opening day.

Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark said in an email that the ride will operate normally on Sunday after it was inspected.

The trains on the coaster "lightly bumped" into each other about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from a Cedar Point spokesperson.

One car was returning from the ride and bumped a parked train at the loading station, the statement said.

Four riders were looked at by medical personnel and later returned to the park, the statement said.

The park closed the ride while the incident was reviewed, then re-opened it that night, according to the Sandusky Register.

The 205-foot coaster owns 10 world records, including for the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid steel-wood roller coaster. It also has the steepest drop on a hybrid, and the most airtime — the feeling of weightlessness over a large hill — at 27.2 seconds of any roller coaster in the world.

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