Shane Matus, of Howell Township was riding in the front car with his friend on the Kingda Ka roller-coaster when something slammed into his face. He thought it was a ball, but then had noticed it was a bird after he started spitting out feathers. Shane suffered bruises and scratches on his neck and face from where the bird struck him. Shane thinks the bird was a pigeon. People sitting behind Shane were splattered with blood on them after the bird exploded after impact.