Three-year-old boy dies after fall from roller coaster

Posted Monday, April 4, 2011 12:05 PM | Contributed by Chitown

Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who fell from a children's roller coaster at an indoor amusement park in Norridge Saturday night. The boy was riding a roller coaster at Go Bananas, where he was seated near the front of a roller coaster called Python Pit with his twin brother when he managed to get underneath the safety bar, the chief said. The boy slipped out of the ride while it was in motion, fell between two cars and suffered head injuries, then fell a few feet to the floor.

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Monday, April 4, 2011 1:04 PM

Tragic, my heart goes out to the family. I think unfortunately that this may be another case where the child met the physical limitations, but lacked the maturity to handle it.

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Monday, April 4, 2011 1:27 PM

I submitted this and wondered, has anyone this young passed away from a rollercoaster accident? It just disturbs me!!! May he rest in peace! !!!

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Monday, April 4, 2011 6:07 PM

Very sad.

In the last few years it seems like there's a lot more incidents where kids are tossed from the rides. Not so much coasters but it seems like there's problems with a Scramblers or similar flat rides fairly regularly now.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 5:02 PM

When I was a kid, I had a similar incident on the Scrambler at Camden Park, except no one fell out of the ride.

My condolences to the family and friends, and especially his twin brother.

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