It's that time of year when many New Jersey families take vacations. A number of children are probably pretty excited to get out to amusement parks and hop on roller coasters and other rides this season. A new study, however, might cause some concern for parents who are planning on taking their children to amusement parks or carnivals this summer.
The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Nationwide Children's Hospital conducted a study that found almost 93,000 children were taken to emergency departments between 1990 and 2010 for amusement-ride injuries. The majority of the accidents took place between May and September, which means that an average of about 20 children a day are injured on an amusement ride during spring and summer.