10 Riders of Knott's Berry Farm Pony Express Pony Up to Emergency Room
The Buena Park theme park guests were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Three were 12-year-olds and the rest were adults, according to Orange County fire officials.
The 8:15 incident involved a car that was leaving tbe boarding station rolling backward and hitting another car guests were entering.
A team of 25 firefighters from the Orange County and Anaheim fire departments responded to the call.
The park has never had a problem with the ride since it opened in 2008, according to a Knott's spokesperson.
Here's how the park describes the ride:
Named after the famous Pony Express which promised a faster mail service on the North American continent, Knott's Pony Express delivers a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West! While sitting astride one of the team's 16 horses, riders leave their post with their steed launching them at a speed of 0-38 mph in less than 3 seconds. The team covers a 1,300 foot route which takes them past Boot Hill and Big Foot Rapids resulting in an exhilarating runaway adventure!