Two children remain in a serious condition following a rollercoaster crash at a Scottish theme park.
The incident yesterday afternoon at M&Ds theme park in Motherwell saw five gondolas on the Tsunami ride detach from its rails at a bend before colliding with the ride’s main structure and falling a reported 30ft to the ground.
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.
Police have now confirmed the current conditions of each of the people involved in the incident.
- 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 and has since been released.
- 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.
- 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.
A joint investigation by Police Scotland and the Health & Safety Executive is underway and the M&Ds theme park will remain closed until further notice.
Detective Inspector John Malcolm said: “This is a really serious incident that has affected many people visiting the theme park and our thoughts go out to those who have been injured.
“We have now launched a joint investigation with the Health & Safety Executive and our priority is to find out the cause of the incident.
“I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or indeed, anyone who may have video footage or photographs to get in touch with the dedicated enquiry team on 101.”