A 13-year-old was hospitalized after a ride partially collapsed at Mariner’s Landing Pier in Wildwood last night, police said, the second serious accident at the amusement park in the last three months.
Wildwood police said shortly after 9 p.m., the center mast of the sea dragon ride — a large pirate ship that swings riders back and forth and high into the air — snapped while the ride was in motion.
Police said a 13-year-old, who was not identified, was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment. His or her condition was not immediately released. Four others, who were on the ride, were treated for minor injuries by EMS officials at the scene.
Wildwood police detectives were investigating the incident alongside the New Jersey subcode official of amusement parks.
It was the second ride-related accident to occur at Mariner’s Landing Pier during this year’s summer beach season. In June, an 11-year-old Pleasantville girl died after falling about 100 feet off of the amusement park’s ferris wheel.
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