Lonely Planet Writer

Ohio man killed by roller coaster while retrieving mobile phone

A 45-year-old man has died after being hit by a roller coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio. James Young was hit in the back of the head by the Raptor roller coaster while he was in a restricted area of the park.

Raptor roller coaster  at the Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Raptor roller coaster at the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Image by Jeremy Thompson / CC BY 2.0

Officials believe he climbed into the area shortly after riding the attraction to retrieve dropped personal items. The accident happened at around 5pm on Thursday. Cedar Point is dubbed the ‘roller coaster capital of the world’ for its huge number of thrill rides. Read more: reuters.com