A roller coaster went off its track at a theme park in the Scottish Highlands leaving two children injured and the passengers were reportedly taken to safety.
The two rear cars of the Runaway Timber Train were photographed hanging off the side of the ride’s chutes at Landmark Adventure Park.
A roller coaster went off its track at a theme park in Scotland, injuring two children
Video footage shows a fire truck in attendance with firefighters inspecting the suspect car that has broken loose.
The incident at the popular site in Aviemore, Inverness, occurred at 11.30am today following a “mechanical failure”, said two children had suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
One witness described the theme park as full of people, with many running towards the ride after a crash was heard.
“Park was full, we heard a crash, most people were running away,” they wrote on Twitter. “We ran to see if help was needed. Last two cars derailed, people took off.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said, “We were alerted at 11.37am on Thursday 12 August to support a multi-agency response at Landmark Adventure Park, Carrbridge.
“Operations Control mobilized a range of specialist resources to assist emergency service partners following reports of a rollercoaster derailment.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said, “We received a call today at 11:41am to attend an incident at Carrbridge, near Aviemore. We sent three ambulance crews, basic general practitioners, the PICT team and our special operations team to the scene.”
“We remain at the scene at this time and investigations are continuing.”