Thrill seekers stuck on vertical section of Universal Studios roller coaster for two hours after glitch switches ride into 'safety mode'
Posted 10/10/2013 12:14:00 PM

A group of thrill-seekers were left suspended  150 feet from the ground for more than two hours when a roller coaster  malfunctioned, causing it to stop unexpectedly.

A dozen people became trapped in a vertical  position on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios, Florida, when a  computer glitch sent the ride into 'safety mode' bringing their cart to a  halt.


The 12-person train stopped near the top of  the first hill of track coaster at around 7pm yesterday.


According to Universal, it took more than two  hours to free the passengers, who were brought back to the ground at around  9.30pm.

One woman was hospitalised after complaining  of neck injuries.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said  rescuers took their time to comfort the stranded riders before making sure they  were brought down as safely as possible.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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