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Boy injured leaping from Coney Island roller coaster

A five-year-old was injured after he squeezed under the safety bar of moving roller coaster at Coney Island, officials said.

The 5-year-old was injured after jumping from a kiddie coaster. Credit: Getty Images The 5-year-old was injured after jumping from a kiddie coaster at Coney Island. Credit: Getty Images

A five-year-old was injured after he managed to squeeze under the safety bar and leap from a moving roller coaster that was coming in for a stop, park officials said.

NY1 reported that the boy fell six-feet to the ground and suffered a large gash in his left leg.

Police told Metro that Pradipta Futradhar, 5, had a broken left femur and cuts to his left leg and head. His mother was with him at the time of the incident, police said.

The boy was on the Sea Serpent Roller Coaster that is geared towards smaller children.

Fire officials said that the boy was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Park officials told the New York Daily News that there is never been an accident on the ride in its 15-year history.

Police told Metro representatives from the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Buildings were at the scene of the incident and will determine if or when the ride can be safely reopened after an inspection.

 
 
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