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 & Kurth, 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 & Kurth, LLC, today.