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Rollercoaster crashes at M&D's theme park in Motherwel

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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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Carriage left rails from 30ft ?? up with 10 passengers landed upside down on a kiddies ride.. Breaking..
7 Reported Hurt..



Six ambulances and six fire engines are at M&D's theme park in North Lanarkshire after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails. Emergency crews were called to the scene near Strathclyde Park in Motherwell at 15:37. A number of specialist officers are also at the park. Emergency services said the incident was ongoing, but no further information was available.


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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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Roller-coaster cars aren't supposed to come off the tracks. Most have wheels on 3 sides of a rail on each side of the car to prevent this. I'm wondering if the track itself came apart allowing the car to come off and crash to the ground. Too little information.

This is horrible....



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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Horrible yes and 30ft ? is a big distance when strapped in. The kiddies ride was on small motorbikes and I hope it was without custom..
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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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Looks like someone didn't do proper maintenance and safety check...these roller coaster machines do go through wear and tear just like any tool...someone is going to lose their job. Not good publicity for this theme park. I can tell you I won't be riding that Tsunami anytime soon



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: skywatcher44

Looks like someone didn't do proper maintenance and safety check...these roller coaster machines do go through wear and tear just like any tool...someone is going to lose their job. Not good publicity for this theme park. I can tell you I won't be riding that Tsunami anytime soon


Improper maintenance or sabotage?

Usually those things just get stuck in place. Something like that happening is the worst sort of nightmare for everyone involved, and they are designed for it to be nigh impossible.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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Here's the Mail link with some photos.

That looks horrible. I agree that it will be a miracle if no one dies, and I am hoping for a miracle.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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A system resembling transportation, but designed to give amusement to the riders.... that kills/injures people.

People paid money to be injured.
Sounds like a ripe piece of fruit for an ambulance-chasing lawyer.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Eleven people have been injured after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails at a theme park in North Lanarkshire. Police said the two adults and nine children are all being treated at local hospitals.


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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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Eight children and two adults have been injured after a rollercoaster derailed and crashed at a theme park in North Lanarkshire in Scotland. Police said the injured were all being treated at local hospitals. Six ambulances and six fire engines were at the M&D's park near Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, after being called at 15:37. It was evacuated shortly after. One adult and one child are in stable condition and three children are expected to be allowed home later. The incident involved the Tsunami ride, which can travel at up to 40mph. One eyewitness said "people were trapped upside down on the ride" following the crash. Police Scotland revised down the number of injured from its initial estimate of 11 and confirmed there were nine passengers on the ride at the time. Ch Insp David Bruce said: "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. "As a result of this accident, 10 people have been injured, two adults and eight children."


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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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EU sabotage to avenge the brexit? The EU is historically notorious for sabotages not just in amusement parks!
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