Boy on Coaster Collides With Pigeon

Was in the front car on the world's tallest coaster

Adam Roy

A 12-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after colliding with a pigeon while riding the world’s tallest roller coaster. Shane Matus was at the front of the car on the 128mph Kingda Ka coaster at Six Flags in Jackson Township, New Jersey, when a pigeon hit him in the face. “When I started spitting out feathers, I was like, that was a bird,” Matus told the Daily Mail. The boy had turned his head in response to a car alarm and was fortunate that the impact was confined to the side of his face, missing his eyes and nose. While Six Flags staff is calling the incident an anomaly, it’s not the first time a roller coaster rider has had an avian encounter in the U.S. In 1999, male model Fabio collided with a goose while riding a coaster in Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Via The Australian