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Roller Coaster Derails in Scotland, Eight Children and Two Adults Injured

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 27, 2016

Roller Coaster Derails in Scotland, Eight Children and Two Adults Injured

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On Sunday, a roller coaster at Scotland’s M&D's amusement park derailed and crashed to the ground, injuring eight children and two adults.

According to, M&D's amusement park in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, has been closed following the accident on The Tsunami roller coaster. Police officials said one of the cars from the coaster derailed, struck the ride's main structure and crashed to the ground.

The eight children and two adults hurt in the crash were treated at three local hospitals, but no updates have been provided about their conditions. Photos from the scene reveal it was raining around the time of the crash.

The official Twitter account of Local 12 WKRC-TV shared images of the crashed coaster:

Waiting in line was 12-year-old Liam MacKinnon from the Glasgow area, who witnessed the aftermath of the accident.

“All we heard was screaming and then people saying the ride fell off. I saw a lot of men trying to push up the ride,” MacKinnon told local media. “There was somebody underneath the ride, so I phoned my mum and then I told her all about it. I felt horrified. We could've been the next people to fall off that. We could've been the people that went through that fence and went into that hole and in the ambulance right now.”

This isn’t the first incident associated with The Tsunami attraction, as Scotland's only inverted roller coaster was stuck upside down in 2011 for eight hours before the nine people on the ride were rescued.


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