Theme Park Closed, Toddler Dies on Roller Coaster
Tragic circumstances involving the death of a three-year-old at the Go Bananas Theme Park in Norridge, near Chicago, Illinois, USA yesterday saw the popular amusement park being closed by police investigators until further notice.
The little boy, Jayson Dansby, sustained fatal injuries at approximately 5pm on Saturday evening by falling out of the children’s Python Pit roller coaster ride after he somehow managed to wriggle himself free of the rides safety bar to stand-up.
Tragically he lost his balance and fell backwards, hitting his head before falling 10ft to the floor.
His parents who witnessed the terrible events ran to help their son who was declared dead at the scene and police described them quite understandibly as, “inconsolable.”
Investigators are now looking to discover just how the little boy managed to free himself from the safety bar and if indeed he was tall enough to be permitted to ride on the Python Pit roller coaster at the Go Bananas theme park.