That being said, this kind of injury is very serious and also life threatening. Victims can experience all kinds of trauma from such a break. The femur is a vital part of the human body. My thoughts and prayers to the victim and the family go out.
It happened around 5:20pm Friday night.
James City County Fire officials say the 17-year-old fractured his femur in two places. They say he was lucky the fractures didn't cause more damage to his leg. They believe the teen will be okay after treatment.
According to Busch Gardens officials the teen had a pre-existing medical condition involving the bones in his legs. He received multiple fractures while riding the roller coaster Alpengeist.
On this ride, passengers sit in rows of seats that are suspended from a track. This allows the riders legs to dangle in the air.
They say the choice was made to fly him to Norfolk because of traffic and the fact that the only doctor that can treat this condition is at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters."
On another note, I love Alpengiest! Even though it feels a bit more rough with age, it still isn't enough to fracture a healthy femur.
My condolences go out to the injured party and his family. May he recover quickly and without complications that will keep him from being able to do the things that he loves.