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Rider injured on Park City Alpine Coaster

Rider injured on Park City Alpine Coaster



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PARK CITY -- Park City Mountain Resort is investigating a Sunday accident on its Alpine Coaster ride that sent a man to the hospital.

KSL has confirmed the 18-year-old rider was taken by ambulance to the Park City Medical Center and then transported to a Salt Lake hospital.

In an e-mail to KSL, a person claiming to be a friend says the man suffered broken ribs and a lacerated spleen. The e-mail also claims the seat belt on the car malfunctioned, causing the victim to fall off the ride and hit a fence.

Resort spokeswoman Krista Parry will only say the accident is under investigation. "We're looking into what happened," she says. "And all the people who need to be included in that are investigating."

The Alpine Coaster runs on tracks. Speed is controlled by the rider using brakes on individual cars. It's been in operation for four years at the resort. Perry says there have been only a few accidents.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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