A young boy has been airlifted to hospital after plunging from a rollercoaster at an amusement park in western Pennsylvania.
The child, who is believed to be aged about three-years-old, fell from the popular wooden ‘Rollo Coaster’ ride at Idlewild and SoakZone.
He is believed to have suffered serious head and chest injuries.
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The amusement park took to Twitter following the accident:
Our thoughts and concerns are with the injured boy and his family. Idlewild&SoakZone remain open however, Rollo Coaster is closed.
— Idlewild & SoakZone (@idlewildpark) August 11, 2016
It is unknown how the child fell, however the roller-coaster has been closed pending further investigation.
— Nine News LA (@9NewsLA) August 11, 2016
It comes just days after a 10-year-old boy died on a ride dubbed the ‘world’s tallest water slide’ at a waterpark in Kansas.