Two more injuries related to rides at amusement park near Mount Fuji have been reported

The “Do-Dodonpa” roller coaster loop is seen at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, in this file photo from July 6, 2017. (Mainichi / Toshio Odagiri)

KOFU – Two other people reported broken bones after walking through attractions at Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park near Mount Fuji, bringing the total number of possible injuries to 16, the park said on November 22.

Six people were confirmed to have been seriously injured, including fractures on the popular “Do-Dodonpa” roller coaster at Fujiyoshida Amusement Park in Yamanashi Prefecture, while six others were slightly injured. Two other people also sustained minor injuries on other rides.

According to operator Fuji-Q Highland Co., a woman in her twenties who took several walks in the park in early October recently reported that she discovered she had broken a rib. Another woman in her 40s who made multiple outings in mid-November reported to the park that she had a compressed lumbar fracture. In both cases, the women did not report the injuries on the days they visited the park, but only discovered the fractures when they saw doctors later.

The company intends to investigate the details, including whether their injuries are related to the rides at the park.

(Japanese original by Yusuke Tanabe, Kofu Office)

Harold B. McConnell