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Emergency as woman is taken to hospital following rollercoaster incident

Emergency as woman is taken to hospital following rollercoaster incident

A woman has been taken to hospital after initial police investigations believe she was hit by a rollercoaster.

A woman is in critical condition after an incident at the Melbourne Royal Show in Australia.

The woman in her 20s is said to have suffered serious facial injuries on Sunday (25 September) while retrieving her mobile phone and was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment.

Victoria Police cordoned off the area and are working on establishing the facts.

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At this stage, police believe the woman may have been struck by a rollercoaster.

An earlier Victoria Police statement read: "Officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and a crime scene has been established.

"It appears at this early stage the woman may have walked on and entered the track to try and retrieve a dropped phone before she was hit by a roller-coaster carriage, about 5.45pm."

The woman was then found on the ground injured.

Officials have announced the coaster has been immediately shut down while the investigation continues.

The Melbourne Royal Sow issued a statement on Sunday (25 September) confirming the woman was injured by the Rebel Coaster ride.

The incident happened on Sunday (25 September) evening.

It read: "We are working closely with the ride operator, WorkSafe Victoria and Victoria Police to investigate the issue further; however, we can confirm that no one has fallen from the ride."

UNILAD has contacted The Melbourne Royal Show and Victoria Police for further comment.

In a statement to, Melbourne Royal added the visitor had been 'taken to hospital for further assessment'.

"The safety and wellbeing of our visitors to the Show is our number one priority," it continued.

The incident happened on the fourth day of the Melbourne Royal Show, which has been a sold-out event for its return following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

An update from the Royal Melbourne Hospital at 7:30pm local time confirmed the young woman was in critical condition.

Yarra Crime Investigation Unit were still at the scene as of then as part of its investigations.

Police are urging anyone who may have vital information on the incident to contact them directly or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Topics: Australia, News