Second-Tallest Roller Coaster Closes Permanently After Brain-Injury Accident

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A lady was hurt by a "metal item" that broke off the world's second-tallest roller coaster.

The 420-foot-tall Top Thrill Dragster coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will be discontinued.

Top Thrill Dragster is being retired after 19 seasons and 18 million riders. They didn't say whether the accident caused the shutdown.

"Cedar Point's riding heritage endures. Our team is reimagining ride experiences "Continuing, The park will reveal further information later.

Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster, opened in 2003, hits 120 mph in 3.8 seconds.

"We're heartbroken by Cedar Point's tragedy," the statement said. "We appreciate your prayers and thoughts. Rachel is struggling for her life; please respect her privacy."

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