Boy, 3, hospitalized 2nd day after roller coaster accident



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LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy injured in an accident on a wooden roller coaster in Pennsylvania remains hospitalized for a second day.

County emergency officials say the boy was reported to have fallen Thursday from the old wooden coaster at Idlewild and SoakZone amusement park near Ligonier (lihg-uh-NEER').

Park officials say the boy was injured while riding with his brother. Neither investigators nor the park provided further details Friday.

The Tribune-Review newspaper in Pittsburgh identified the victim as a 3-year-old boy after speaking with his grandfather.

The boy was conscious when flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. His condition isn't being made public at his family's request.

Park officials say the cars on the Rollo Coaster attraction have restraining bars, go 10 to 25 mph and reach a height of 27 feet.

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