- A 10-year-old boy was killed on a water slide in Kansas
- Amusement parks had an estimated 111 serious accidents in 2014
(CNN)Amusement park advocates stress that the parks are, statistically, a safe place. A person is more than 20 times more likely to be struck by lighting than be seriously injured on a ride at a national amusement park, is the claim.
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Who are the latest victims
- Caleb Thomas Schwab, 10. Killed on a water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, on August 7.
- Briley Reynolds, 6. Suffered a traumatic brain injury in the fall from the Ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Tennessee on August 8. She is now in serious condition, according to Mountain States Health Alliance.
- Kayla Reynolds, 10. Broke her arm in the August 8 Ferris wheel accident.
- An unidentified 16-year-old. Fell from the Ferris wheel and was in critical condition but has since been released from the hospital.
- An unidentified 3-year-old boy. Fell from roller coaster at Idlewild and SoakZone park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on Aug. 11.
- Elizabeth Gilreath, 11. Her scalp was removed when her hair got caught while riding a carnival ride in Omaha, Nebraska, May 9.