Copperhead Strike at Carowinds closed due to hand injury

Copperhead roller coaster at Carowinds

The Copperhead Strike rollercoaster at Carowinds is closed due to an injury that occurred on Sunday, FOX46 reported.

Carowinds released the following statement:

“On Sunday evening, a guest had a thumb injury on the Copperhead Strike roller coaster. Park officials immediately responded and the guest was transported for medical care. Out of precaution, the ride is currently closed while we conduct an assessment. The safety of our guests is our top priority.”

The Copperhead Strike is the first double-launch roller coaster in the Carolinas, which means the coaster goes from 0 mph to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds. Midway through the ride, a second thrust of acceleration launches riders again.

Copperhead Strike launched in 2019.

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