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Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Remains Closed After Woman Thrown From Ride

A popular Gatlinburg, Tenn., attraction that allows visitors to coast through the woods of the Smoky Mountains was shut down over the busy Fourth of July weekend after a woman was thrown from the ride and seriously injured. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, a woman riding the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster in the front seat of a double-seat coaster cart was thrown from the slide on July 3. She sustained head trauma, broken ribs, multiple fractures to both wrists and a knee. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. A state-certified third-party inspector was called ... Read More