Go Bananas Reopening After 3-Year-Old's Death

The amusement park opens at noon Friday

By Lisa Balde
|  Friday, Apr 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:10 AM CDT
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A 3-year-old Dolton boy died Saturday after he fell from a roller coaster at a family entertainment center in northwest suburban Norridge.

A 3-year-old Dolton boy died Saturday after he fell from a roller coaster at a family entertainment center in northwest suburban Norridge.

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A Norridge amusement park where a 3-year-old died on a ride reopens at noon on Friday.

Go Bananas, at 4516 N. Harlem Ave., passed ride inspections this week, the Chicago Tribune reports, after the village and Illinois Department of Labor ordered the facility shut down.

On Saturday Jayson Dansby died after he was hit by another car on the Python Pit ride at Go Bananas. Jayson fell about three or four feet from the moving roller coaster after crawling underneath the safety bar.

His death has been ruled accidental, but police are still investigating. The park said in a statement that no human error or mechanical failure was found to be connected with the incident.

This week a woman told NBC Chicago her daughter was injured three years ago on the same roller coaster. Crystal Malone said her daughter, Destiny Lofton, was 8 years old when she broke her wrist while shaking hands with a friend in another car.

Malone is in the process of settling a lawsuit against Go Bananas.

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