Riders sue Six Flags Magic Mountain for roller-coaster accident

Riders were stuck after a branch fell onto the Ninja roller-coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Two riders who were stuck on a Magic Mountain roller-coaster Monday night are filing a lawsuit against Six Flags.

Jeremy Ead and Olivia Feldman filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking unspecified damages, claiming the park's neglect caused the Ninja ride to be "dangerous, defective, hazardous and unsafe."

Ead said a tree branch hit him in the head during the ride, causing him to bleed. The lawsuit seeks money for medical bills, lost earnings and legal costs.

A family from Long Beach also said their son was hit by a tree branch on the Ninja roller-coaster just before the ride derailed Monday. The family says when the ride was over, they alerted the operator that something struck the boy. "He didn't stop the ride. He didn't even look at anything even though we told him that there was a problem," said the father.

The front car of the Ninja ride derailed Monday night when it hit a branch that had fallen on the track. Twenty-two people were left hanging about 30 feet in the air. Firefighters rescued everyone in about three hours. Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries.

PHOTOS: Riders stuck on Magic Mountain roller coaster
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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