Six Flags Great Adventure's roller coaster, Kingda Ka, sends riders hurtling towards the ground in Jackson, N.J., Monday, June 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Updated: Friday, 27 Jul 2012, 9:01 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 27 Jul 2012, 9:01 AM EDT
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A boy is recovering after he was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster at an amusement park in New Jersey.
The collision occurred as the Kingda Ka coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was returning to the station Thursday.
Park spokeswoman Kristen Siebeneicher tells the Asbury Park Press the boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries to his face and neck.
The 45-story Kingda Ka coaster, which reaches speeds up to 128 mph, was shut down for 30 minutes.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com
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