Worker struck by new roller coaster during testing at Pennsylvania amusement park; he had cuts

ELYSBURG, Pa. – A worker has been struck by a new roller coaster during testing at a Pennsylvania amusement park.

A Knoebels Amusement Resort spokeswoman said the company employee was struck by the Impulse roller coaster just before 10 a.m. Thursday.

Public relations manager Stacy Ososkie says the man was beside the track when he was hit by a passing car. She says he suffered cuts on the back of his head and to his hand and was taken to a hospital.

The 99-foot-high coaster is the largest project in the park’s history.

The accident occurred at the lowest point of the ride in an area that isn’t accessible to the public.

Testing is on hold while park officials examine what occurred to determine whether it’s safe to resume.