Legoland: Rollercoaster Crash at Germany Resort Injures 30
A rollercoaster crash at Legoland’s theme park in Germany has hurt more than 30 people, with at least one of them reported to have sustained severe injuries.
According to the park, the accident happened after two rollercoaster trains collided with each other, as reported by BBC.
The incident took place on the Fire Dragon ride at the leisure resort, which is near Gunzburg in Bavaria.
Legoland said it had immediately started a full investigation and the ride will be closed for the time being.
The company said the accident happened after one rollercoaster train stopped and another train “did not stop completely for until now unknown reasons and made impact”.
A total of 38 people were in both trains, the park said – with 31 of them suffering minor injuries. Of those, 14 went to hospital for further observation and one person needed further treatment.
Three helicopters were deployed to the scene, German media reports.
Riders still trapped on the rollercoaster had to be evacuated after the incident with the help of two fire engines.