10 Hurt after Scottish Rollercoaster Accident in Motherwell

- Published: 27 June 2016
10 Hurt after Scottish Rollercoaster Accident in Motherwell

An roller coaster hopped the tracks in a Scottish amusement park Sunday morning, harming ten individuals, including eight children. 

The mischance happened at M&D's amusement park in Motherwell which is thirty minutes from Glasglow, as indicated by police. The roller coaster split far from its rail and crushed into the structure on which the ride was worked before tumbling to the ground.

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“On arrival, it became clear a series of five gondolas connected on a train on the Tsunami ride have detached from the rails, struck the superstructure and then struck the ground,” Chief Inspector David Bruce of Police Scotland said. “They [the gondolas] fell less than 20 feet. It would appear that they have been coming round a bend and at that point it has detached.”

The officer was not able give the velocity at which the cars were going at the time that they bounced rail. Be that as it may, he stated that they “hadn’t struck anything on the ground.”

Police said that two of the people hurt in the occurrence struck the ground. Every one of the ten individuals included are being dealt with at nearby healing centers. Data about wounds is not right now accessible. Police had at first reported 11 individuals being harmed. 

A representative for the amusement park in a public statement said that "a genuine episode happened at M&D's today including the tidal wave rollercoaster. We have all crisis administrations on location to help. The amusement park is shut until further notice." 

The ride, which was known as the “Tsunami” is the main topsy turvy thrill ride in Scotland. It can go as quick as 65 kilometers for every hour while corkscrewing, the M&D site said. Riders less than ten years old are prohibited from riding. 

One individual who had quite recently ridden the fascination preceding the mishap said it was “like something out of a horror film.”

“My heart goes out to everyone on it,” Katie Burns said in a posting on Facebook. “A full load came off the track but and on the pavement, like a horror film worse thing ever heard and seen, can’t get over this.”