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Child falls off roller coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

A 3-year-old boy was transported to a hospital shortly after the accident.

A child was taken to the hosptial after falling of a roller coaster outside of Pit WPXI.com

A 3-year-oldchild fell off a roller coaster at the Idlewild & Soak Zone amusement park outside of Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The accident occurred around noon in Ligonier, according to WPXI.com, and a medical helicopter was called shortly afterwards to fly the conscious child to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Officials have not yet released which of the two roller coasters at the park the unidentified child fell off.

Supervisor Joseph Filoromo told NBC News thatThe Pennsylvania Amusement Ride Safety Division has shut down the coaster and an investigation has been opened.

The park continued to run after the accident, according to WTAE.com

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