7 People Injured In Rollercoaster Crash At M&D’s Theme Park, Strathclyde Park
Update : Further reports have stated that ten people are still in hospital after the incident, including three children who are said to be in a "serious condition".
It's been reported that seven people have been injured in an incident at M&D's in Strathclyde Park after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails.
Reports started appearing on social media this afternoon after the Tsunami rollercoaster "came off the rails" and some of the images on Facebook and Twitter look pretty shocking indeed.
A spokesman for M&D's told the media "A serious incident occurred at M&D's today involving the Tsunami rollercoaster. We have all emergency services on site to assist. The theme park is closed until further notice."
People at the park when the incident happened took to social media to explain what happened.
Katie Burns was at the park and said she had just finished riding the rollercoaster and was walking past when the carriage crashed.
On Facebook she said: "Literally got off the Tsunami at M&Ds and then walking past and the next lot of people get on and the full thing goes off the tracks. Honestly never been so scared in my life.
"Kids and adults are still on it upside down, it's like something out a horror film, children crying and everything.
"Literally can't believe this, my heart goes out to everyone on it, a full load came off the track but and on the pavement, like a horror film worse thing ever heard and seen, can't get over this."
She posted this shocking image of a detached wheel on her Facebook page :
Credit: Katie Burns/Facebook
This is actually my local theme park and it does make me wonder how safe these rides are. The tragic events at Alton Towers in recent years are still fresh in people's minds and with this latest crash, it begs the question - "How safe are the U.K.'s theme parks?" I know it will make me think twice about visiting one this summer, what about you?
We hope everyone makes a full recovery and will keep you updated with events.
Main Image Credit @_demicampbell/Twitter