WATCH: World's fastest rollercoaster breaks four riders' bones

WATCH: World's fastest rollercoaster breaks four riders' bones

These amusement park visitors got WAY more than they bargained for.

World's fastest rollercoaster Do-Dodonpa in Fujiyoshida
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How do you feel when you go to an amusement park?

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Usually, you tend to be excited, happy, full of joy, and maybe just the tiniest bit of fear and apprehension for those big scary rides. That's if you are not necessarily the adrenaline-junkie type.

And we can all agree that any amusement park-goer's worst fear is a ride failing. Luckily that doesn't tend to happen... too often.

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While the average rollercoaster might leave you grabbing your stomach after you've disembarked, that should be the only side effect you are left with.

Any further injuries obtained while enjoying a day at the theme park should not be a result of the rides if you obeyed the rules.

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As it turns out, there is one rollercoaster in the world where you might end up injured no matter if the rules of the ride were followed or not.

The Do-Dodonpa rollercoaster in Fujiyoshida, Japan is famously known as the fastest rollercoaster in the world. It is one of the main attractions at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park and the stats on this thing are fear-inducing.

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It reaches a speed of 180 kph in just 1.56 seconds. The fastest accelerating car in the world according to AutoExpress is the Ultima RS LT5, which reaches 96.5 kph in 2.3 seconds. Try to wrap your brain around that one!

The coaster was built in 2001 but it was only modified to go from a speed of 170kph to 180kph in 2017 - and as if that wasn't enough, it also boasts the world's largest loop with a diameter of 40 metres.

Here's a video that will show you what the experience is like:

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And whiplash isn't the only injury you'll have after taking a ride on this bullet.

It was reported by a local Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi, that four people have broken their bones from riding this coaster while Vice News has reported that another two people have suffered bone fractures.

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As a result, it has been shut down indefinitely.

The park has also stated that "the causal relationship between injuries and amusement machines has not yet been confirmed." They have had the ride checked by the manufactures between May and June 2021 and nothing unusual or suspicious had been found. The decision to suspend the ride came after a 30-year-old man reported broken bones after taking a ride.

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The current speculation and assumptions are that the injuries are in fact caused by improper sitting while on the ride. Another woman who was injured on the ride last year told the newspaper that she suspects she might have been leaning forward during the ride even though the rules require the riders lean back in the seats.

But don't be too scared!

Rollercoasters are genuinely safe and the chance of getting injured during a rollercoaster ride, according to the Global Association of the Attractions Industry in the US, is one in 15.5-million.

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Although, for now, we would recommend staying away from those that say "world's fastest".

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