Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster closed after woman thrown from ride


The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster has been shut down following an incident involving a passenger being thrown from the ride. 

On July 3, the front passenger of a double ride slide was thrown from her slide and suffered fractures to both wrists, a knee cap, head trauma, and possible broken ribs, according to Chris Cannon, Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

After the incident, Cannon said a third party inspector completed a full inspection and found no issues and determined the Mountain Coaster was in proper working order at the time.