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Child, Woman Injured on Coney Island Ride Wednesday, Officials Say

By Ben Fractenberg | August 14, 2013 8:09pm | Updated on August 14, 2013 10:50pm
 A woman and child were injured on a ride at Coney Island Wednesday evening.
A woman and child were injured on a ride at Coney Island Wednesday evening.
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CONEY ISLAND — A boy and woman were injured on a Coney Island kiddie roller coaster at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

"A young rider on the Serpent coaster who met the height requirement, unfortunately crawled under the lap retaining bar tonight, and got off the ride before it had stopped. Our prayers for a speedy recovery are with the young man and his family," said Dennis Vourderis, vice president of the amusement park.

Vourderis said the boy suffered a large cut on his left leg about 6:51 p.m. and the staff began treating his wound immediately.

The child, whose age was unknown, was taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to the FDNY. His injuries were not life threatening.

The 35-year-old woman suffered a leg injury.

"The ride is an inspected approved ride and there has never been an incident before in its 15 year history here at Coney," said Vourderis.

We are checking the lap bar of the car the young man rode tonight as well, so that ride is closed while the entire Amusement Park and Coney Island remains open. No other people involved in this isolated unfortunate incident."