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Multiple people were injured on a Six Flags Great Adventure roller coaster on Thursday evening, New Jersey police said.

A spokesperson for the Jackson Township Police Department told Fox News Digital that the injuries happened on the El Toro ride, and stated that most of the injuries were minor.

Several people were taken to a local hospital for “bumps and bruises,” the spokesperson said.

Audio provided by Broadcastify reveals that the injured attendees went to the hospital for back and neck pain. Some people who were on the ride refused medical attention.

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Emergency medical services responded to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey after an incident on the El Toro ride.

Emergency medical services responded to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey after an incident on the El Toro ride. (WPVI)

El Toro, which means “the bull” in Spanish, is a wooden roller coaster that was opened at Great Adventure in 2006. It’s the main roller coaster of the Mexican-themed section of the New Jersey amusement park. 

El Toro is one of the top-rated wooden roller coasters in the United States with a steep 76-angle drop, maximum speed of 70 miles per hour, and height of 181 meters. 

El Toro has the second-largest drop height of wooden roller coasters in the country at 176 feet, behind Six Flags Great America’s Goliath. 

Police in New Jersey said no one was seriously injured in the El Toro roller coaster ride incident.

Police in New Jersey said no one was seriously injured in the El Toro roller coaster ride incident. (WPVI)

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New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs had closed down the ride for inspection in 2021 after it had partially derailed. No park visitors were injured in that incident. 

“El Toro is expected to reopen this spring following extensive testing, inspections by internal and external experts, and state certification,” Six Flags said in a statement last February.

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El Toro wooden roller coaster at Great Adventure Park. (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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El Toro wooden roller coaster, Great Adventure Park. (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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El Toro wooden roller coaster at Great Adventure Park. (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Six Flags Great Adventure did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for more information.

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