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Branson Roller Coaster Cleared to Open After Boy Hurt in Accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri inspectors on Friday said it’s safe to reopen a roller coaster attraction where an 11-year-old boy was severely injured last month in the tourist town of Branson.

Missouri’s Division of Fire Safety is still investigating the accident that Aalondo Perry’s grandmother has said crushed the Tennessee boy’s legs and one arm.

Perry, who is visually impaired, fell while getting off of The Branson Coaster, said his grandmother Shelandra Ford.

Missouri Department of Public Safety amusement ride experts performed multiple inspections and tests, reviewed procedures and interviewed the ride operator and witnesses of the crash before finding the coaster safe to ride again.

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