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2-year-old now in stable condition after being struck by amusement park ride in Warren County

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The two-year-old that was sent to the hospital in critical condition last month after being hit by an amusement park ride in Warren County has improved, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Charles Marchan.

The child’s condition has been downgraded since the August 20 incident at the Land of Make Believe in Hope Township. The child is now in “stable condition,” Marchan said Friday.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that the child was struck by a train in the amusement park and suffered serious injuries. The child was then airlifted to an area hospital, state police said.

The incident still remains under investigation and no new information was available.

“For the past 68 years Land of Make Believe has one of the best safety records of family amusement parks in America. Safety is our Number 1 priority. We strive to always be the safest amusement/water park. Our C.P. Huntington Train has operated incident free for 42 years. In regards to recent incident we are cooperating fully with all State and local officials and wish the child a complete recovery,” Land of Make Believe said in a Facebook post.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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