Last night, Cedar Point's Skyhawk experienced an accident that injured two people. At around 10PM, one of the cables on the Skyhawk ride vehicle detached. Reports from eyewitnesses say that the cable then knocked down a significant portion of the fencing separating the ride area from the midway. Two guests were injured in the incident. One was taken to a local hospital for evaluation while another was treated on scene. It is unclear if the guests were injured while they were on ride or when they were viewing the ride. According to the Theme Park Maniacs, the injuries include one man who suffered facial injuries when debris hit him and one boy who had a broken leg. Specific injuries though were not confirmed by the park. According to the Plain Dealer, park spokesperson Bryan Edwards stated, "Safety is our top priority at Cedar Point. Skyhawk will remain closed until our investigation is complete and the ride can safely reopen."
Skyhawk which opened in 2006 is the world's largest swing ride swinging riders up to 125 feet in the air. Last season though, the ride experienced many mechanical issues that required either the entire ride or half the ride to be closed for the majority of the year.
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