LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has been injured in an accident on an old wooden roller coaster in Pennsylvania and has been hospitalized.
A spokesman for Idlewild and SoakZone amusement park near Ligonier says the boy was injured Thursday while riding the attraction with his brother.
A county dispatcher says the boy fell off the ride. But the park hasn’t provided details on what happened.
Officials say the boy was conscious when he was airlifted to a hospital. The boy’s name, age and condition haven’t been released.
The Rollo Coaster opened in 1938 and takes riders up, down and around a wooded hillside. It doesn’t require seat belts. It passed an inspection Saturday but will stay closed until an investigation ends.
The accident comes four days after 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed riding what is known as the world’s tallest waterslide “Verruckt” at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
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