A woman remains in critical condition after a head injury following a roller-coaster collision at this year’s Melbourne show.(Shylah Rodden roller coaster video)
woman hit by roller coaster (video )
The 26-year-old Australian woman was left comatose with severe injuries — including brain damage and broken bones — after being struck by a roller coaster, according to reports.
Shylah Rodden roller coaster accident
Shylah Rodden allegedly walked onto the tracks of the Rebel Coaster during the Melbourne Royal Show to retrieve her cellphone Sunday when she was hit by the ride and flung about 30 feet into the air, 7NEWS reported.
Shylah Rodden injuries
She has undergone surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she remains in critical condition with a brain injury, as well as broken arms, ribs, pelvis and legs, according to news.com.au.
Rodden’s father, Alan Rodden, told the Daily Mail that it was still unclear how the accident happened.
“There are a lot of stories going around and I don’t know which one is true and if someone is covering their tracks,” he told the news outlet after police claimed his daughter was trying to retrieve her phone when she was struck by the ride, which was traveling at about 43 mph.