Train ride at Missouri amusement park derails, injuring six passengers and one employee
A train ride at Silver Dollar City amusement park near Branson, Mo., derailed Wednesday night, injuring at least 7 people.
According to the park, six guests and one employee were injured during the Frisco Silver Dollar Line steam train ride. They were transported to local medical facilities via ambulances.
A Stone County Emergency Management Office official told FOX 4 Kansas City that none of the passengers had life-threatening injuries. The manager also said that the train was almost full at the time of the accident.
Silver Dollar City confirmed the accident on Twitter, saying they “wholeheartedly” support guests and first responders.
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“Silver Dollar confirms that earlier this evening sections of the Frisco Silver Dollar Line steam train derailed from the track,” the statement read.
“At this time, we are wholeheartedly focused on supporting guests and crew members in partnership with Stone County First Responders,” the amusement park added.
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The Frisco Silver Dollar Line, which opened in 1962, is the oldest amusement park attraction in the Midwest.
The accident is under investigation by the authorities. The Missouri Division of Fire Safety Amusement Rides Safety Unit confirmed that its investigation into the crash will continue Thursday morning.
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