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2 injured, 1 severely, at Great America theme park ride

Two people were injured, one "traumatically," at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, local news reported.

KGO-TV Channel 7 reported that a park worker was apparently struck in the head by a person riding on the roller coaster Flight Deck, formerly known as Top Gun, where riders' feet dangle in the air.

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The ABC affiliate said witnesses told the station the worker was hurt when trying to get a dropped cellphone near the ride.

KTVU-TV Channel 2 reported that the worker, whose injuries were described as traumatic, was "alert and talking" when taken to the hospital.

The second person injured was a person on the ride, who suffered a hand injury, KPIX-TV Channel 5 reported.

The Top Gun ride has been in the news before. A 25-year-old man was struck in the head and killed by a rider's foot after the man apparently hopped a fence and tried to retrieve a fallen cap in 1998.

The rider, a 28-year-old woman, suffered a broken leg, the San Francisco Chronicle reported at the time.

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