Roller Coaster Accident : Two Injured at California’s Great America Amusement Park – Details

Roller Coaster Accident : 2 Injured at California's Great America Amusement Park

Roller coaster accident reported at Great America.

Two people were injured on a roller coaster at California’s Great America in Santa Clara on Friday.

Santa Clara police confirmed there was an accident at the park, but did not say what happened. An unidentified source told local media that an employee at Great America had been hit in the head by the Flight Deck roller coaster, which also injured another person.

There have been five fatal accidents since the Santa Clara Great America opened in 1976. The last death occurred in 2007 when a 4-year-old boy drowned in the wave pool. In 1999, a 12-year-old boy fell to his death from the Drop Zone ride. The year before that, a 25-year-old man died after climbing over a security fence to retrieve a hat and being kicked by a woman’s dangling foot on the Top Gun roller coaster.

A 9-year-old boy died in 1989 after falling under a fiberglass log on a water ride and in 1980, a 13-year-old boy died when two trains collided on the Willard’s Whizzer roller coaster.