On Friday, July 4, exactly one week after it opened, the front car of the suspended coaster Cobra detached from the track and fell to the ground. Initial reports indicate that two people were in the car that dropped to the ground, but a total of four people were seriously injured and transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Cobra is a medium size inverted coaster with three inversions from Ride Tek Engineering s.r.l. at Tivoli Friheden in Århus, Jylland, Denmark. A picture of the coaster and a video of the coaster in operation can be seen on a Danish news site (scroll down for the video).
Ride Tek Engieneering, s.r.l. is a relatively new company based in Motteggiana Italy. Some of the principals and designers of the company came from Pinfari which closed in 2004.
The Danish Technological Institute is in cooperation with technicians from the police, Tivoli Friheden and two representatives Ride Tek to determine the cause of the accident.
Cobra is now closed and the future of the roller coaster is still undecided.