Roller coaster cable snaps, injuring 2

September 18, 2009 2:31:08 PM PDT
An amusement park in Southern California says a cable snapped on a roller coaster, sending a 12-year-old boy and a man to hospitals with injuries. Knott's Berry Farm spokeswoman Jennifer Blazey says the accident on the Xcelerator roller coaster happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Orange County amusement park.

Blazey says the cable caused a laceration to the boy's leg and back pain in the man.

Both were taken to hospitals but there was no word on their conditions Friday. Blazey says hospital officials declined to provide information because of patient privacy laws.

She says the ride, which is inspected daily, has been shut down. The state is investigating.

Blazey says it's the first problem since the ride opened in 2002.

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