Shylah Rodden: Woman hit by roller coaster at Royal Melbourne Show

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A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a rollercoaster at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Shylah Rodden, 26, is fighting for her life after the accident at the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia on Sunday.

Shylah was struck shortly before 6pm after she reportedly walked onto a section of the 350m-long rollercoaster track to get her phone.

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She was then dragged nine metres into the air before she plunged to the ground in front of horrified visitors, Nine News reports.

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Paramedics treated her for serious facial injuries at the scene before rushing her to hospital in a critical condition.

Shylah’s devastated dad Alan Rodden said his daughter will be in a coma “for quite a while”.

Paramedics treated her for serious facial injuries at the scene before rushing her to hospital in a critical condition.

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Shylah’s devastated father Alan Rodden said his daughter will be in a coma “for quite a while”.

He told the Daily Mail: “The injuries are horrific. Horrific. She’s brain damaged. It’s pelvic, her arms, legs, back, neck – there’s hardly a thing that’s not broken.

“I just can’t work out how the hell so much damage has been done.

“Even the doctors have said they haven’t seen anything as bad as this for a long time.”

Others on the rollercoaster ride were left stranded for hours after it was immediately shut down.

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Cops have cordoned off the area as they launch an investigation into what happened.

Shylah’s sister Caisha Rodden said the 26-year-old had been working at the show.

She said: “She was helping out her friend at her stall for the day and she was sent on her break with another worker and they decided to go on a few rides to kill time and this happened unfortunately.”

The Melbourne Show is a family-friendly event that runs from September 19 to 29.
.. It’s the first time the fair has gone ahead in two years after being shut due to Covid restrictions.

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