Pennsylvania Child Falls Of Roller Coaster
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A child was injured in another
amusement park accident in Pennsylvania last week. According to authorities, a 3-year-old boy
fell from the old wooden roller coaster at Idlewild and SoakZone amusement
park near Ligonier. A spokesman for the park confirmed the boy was injured
while riding the roller coaster on Thursday with his brother, but would
not release other details. According to the county dispatcher, a call
was received around one p.m. and said a boy fell off the ride. When emergency
responders arrived, they found the boy conscious. The child was transported
by air for medical treatment and remains hospitalized at Children's
Hospital in Pittsburgh for his injuries. The child's identity has
not been released, and his parents have asked that no information be released
about his condition.
According to the Idlewild's website, passengers under 48 inches must
ride the coaster with an adult and must be at least 36 inches. The Rollo
Coaster will be shut down during the investigation. Officials say the
ride is up to date with its inspections.
This will be the fourth serious amusement park accident in the last week
in the nation. If you or your child has been injured at an amusement park
or waterpark, please contact the St. Louis premises liability attorneys
at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, as soon as possible. We understand the
seriousness of these types of injuries, and we are ready to fight for
your rights after an unfortunate accident.
Contact expert premises liability attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today.