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10-Year-Old Dead After Losing Consciousness On Roller Coaster

A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness at California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain on June 12th has died, reports KTLA. ​

Jasmine Martinez was airlifted from Magic Mountain after returning to the Revolution ride station unconscious but breathing. She was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and then to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Martinez was declared dead at the hospital the following day, but a cause of death is still pending, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

State investigators found the ride’s operation was not related to the cause of Martinez’ loss of consciousness, according to a Magic Mountain statement.

With Martinez’ death, the Revolution ride temporarily closed down again on Monday in accordance to state guidelines. The ride is now pending a review, according to the park.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jasmine’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said Magic Mountain in a statement on Monday.

A 2013 study from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System found that 4,400 kids get hurt per year by rollercoasters, carnivals, and kiddie rides, NBC reported.

Six Flags Magic Mountain says that over 45 million people have safely ridden Revolution since its 1976 opening.

 Sources: KTLA, Los Angeles Times, NBC

Photo Credit: Jeremy Thompson via Wikimedia


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