Ohio amusement park Cedar Point announced on Tuesday that it will be closing its famed roller coaster the "Top Thrill Dragster," which stands as the second-tallest coaster in the world.

The decision to permanently close the ride comes following an incident in August 2021, when a 44-year-old woman was struck in the head by a large piece of metal that came off a passenger train while standing in line for the ride.

"After 19 seasons in operation with 18 million riders experiencing the world's first strata coaster, Top Thrill Dragster, as you know it, has been retired," the amusement park said in a tweet.

The Top Thrill Dragster is a roller coaster that blasts passengers straight up 420 feet with a slight twist at the very top, before coming straight back down at max speeds of 120 mph. The ride, which only lasts about 17 seconds, was fist opened in May 2003.

Cedar Point was voted the 6th best amusement park in the United States for 2022 by USA TODAY. It has a multitude of some of the largest roller coasters in the nation.

Cedar Point added in its statement that it has plans to create a "new and reimagined ride experience" to keep up with its "legacy of ride innovation."