Roller coaster rider struck by bird at Six Flags Great Adventure

FILE - Six Flags Great Adventure's roller coaster, Kingda Ka, sends people flying skywards in Jackson, N.J. in this May 19, 2005, file photo. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen, File)

July 26, 2012 8:18:19 PM PDT
A person was injured after an unusual incident at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Ocean County.

Officials say a passenger on the Kingda Ka roller coaster had to be taken to a hospital after being struck by a bird while on the ride.

The incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m.

The injured person received minor injuries to the face and neck.

The ride is now operating normally.