Rollercoaster Riders Left Stranded Upside Down On Alton Towers
This afternoon at 2pm, the rollercoaster at Alton Towers by the name of Galactica had broken down and left about 30 people stuck hanging upside down. Shouting and screaming for help, the passengers were stuck on the first slope.
Eventually, the ride had been restarted, but the cause of it all was said to be done by flooding. Before any action though, one of the crew members had climbed up to tell the passengers that they would be alright.
Alton Towers officials closed the ride and have told all remaining visitors that it had been flooded,
Kate Smythe, who had came with her family, said: “We were standing underneath it when the ride stopped and all the passengers were screaming and crying, they sounded terrified and we were told the ride had flooded and I wonder if the electric’s shorted in the rain.”
So just got stuck on Galactica for 30 minutes in mid air and upside down trust me
— Bekah (@rebekahs98) May 2, 2016
Just last month, another one of their roller coasters were opened after being shut down for 9 whole months when a crash had left 2 teenagers needing leg amputations. Others were also injured when their carriage had slammed into one of the stationary ones.