July 30, 2005 in Nation/World

Disney roller coaster accident injures 15

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. – One train rear-ended another on the “California Screamin’ ” roller coaster at Disney’s California Adventure theme park Friday night, slightly injuring 15 people, authorities said.

Most of the victims had minor neck and back injuries, Anaheim city spokesman John Nicoletti said. “At this point we don’t have a cause.”

Forty-eight people were on the ride at the time of the collision, Nicoletti said. Fifteen, including two children, were taken to a hospital; the rest were examined at the scene and released.

It was the second accident in four months at a Disney park in Anaheim.

In March, a 4-year-old boy broke a finger and severed the tip of his thumb while on a Disneyland ride called the Storybook Land Canal Boats.

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