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Roller-coaster accident injures 15 at Disney's California Adventure theme park

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: 15 hurt in Disney roller coaster collision

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," he said of the 6:30 p.m. accident.

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

The Disneyland Resort issued a statement late Friday saying Disney officials were "taking all necessary steps to help those affected by this incident."

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. The child's fingers became pinched between the boat and the dock while passengers were unloading.

In December, four people were hurt when a float at a Disneyland parade struck four people.

See also The Disney Blog: Images from of Coaster Collision.

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