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Rollercoaster Crash at M&Ds, Glasgow

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LAmusic Sun 26-Jun-16 19:12:30

Rollercoaster has derailed at M&Ds in Glasgow. No fatalities but 11 (so far) injured -9 kids and 2 adults. Thoughts are with families and people who witnessed it, such an awful thing to happen! updates]

AyeAmarok Sun 26-Jun-16 21:09:03

I just saw this on the news. Horrendous.

Says the coaster has trains which hang below the track and the train has come away from the track while going round a corner, hit another piece of track below and then crashed into the ground.

I really hope everyone makes a full recovery and the injuries aren't as bad as it sounds they might be.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 26-Jun-16 23:45:02

So grim. The place has looked poorly maintained for a long time.

I hope there's no serious injuries.

Groovee Mon 27-Jun-16 11:11:35

Horrible thing to happen. Thinking of those involved and those who witnessed it!

Superjaggy Mon 27-Jun-16 17:37:52

Has there been any further news locally on this? There doesn't seem to be an update nationally. Such a terrible accident, I hope everyone involved is well on the road to recovery today.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 27-Jun-16 19:17:58

Not really. Local paper just described incident in further detail and that there are no fatalities. 3 young people in serious condition and another young person stable. One adult being treated also stable. Other casualties were treated for minor issues.

Superjaggy Mon 27-Jun-16 20:36:22

Thanks Troll.

Groovee Tue 28-Jun-16 07:27:26

Today's news in 2 are serious and some have now been released from hospital.

Friendofsadgirl Tue 28-Jun-16 07:32:14

From Police Scotland's statement yesterday:
"There were nine passengers on board including two 19-year-old adults and seven children. Three are aged 11 and the others are aged, 12, 13, 14 and 16.

The passengers were immediately given medical attention and taken to three hospitals for treatment.

Their conditions are described below:

A 12 year old boy is currently in a serious condition with chest, abdominal and leg injuries at the Royal Hospital for Children.
An 11 year old boy is in serious condition currently receiving treatment for arm and hand injuries at the Royal Hospital for Children.
An 11 year old boy is in a stable condition currently receiving treatment for leg and head injuries at the Royal Hospital for Children.
A 14 year old girl is currently receiving treatment at Wishaw General Hospital for serious chest injuries.
A 16 year old boy received treatment for an injury to his arm at Wishaw General Hospital.
A 13 year old boy is being checked at the Royal Hospital for Children and is stable.
An 11 year old boy has been kept in Wishaw General Hospital for observation and is stable.
A 19 year old man is being treated for a knee injury at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is stable.
A 19 year old girl was treated for an injury to her wrist at Wishaw General Hospital and has since been released.
In addition, a 25 year old woman who was passing-by the scene was also taken to Wishaw General Hospital for assessment but was released without any injuries. The woman was not struck by the rollercoaster train."

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