RIDERS ON JOKER’S JINX SAFELY RESCUED AFTER COASTER MALFUNCTION

Riders on Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America survived a gruelling four-hour ordeal when a malfunction of the ride resulted in their being stranded on the train 75 feet in the air, in the sun and heat.  Evacuation was a slow and arduous process but everyone got off safely.   The park issued a statement to the effect that "While we are not yet sure what caused the stoppage, the ride performed as it is designed to."  Joker’s Jinx will remain closed pending further investigation.  This is the second roller coaster incident at a Six Flags park in a little over a month.  Video courtesy of ABC7 WJLA.