Toddler hospitalized after roller coaster accident at Idlewild amusement park

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LIGONIER, Pa.-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 Roller 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.

On Sunday, a boy was decapitated riding a waterslide at a Kansas water park.

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