Melbourne Royal Show staff did not see the moment a woman was struck by a roller coaster ride in a “tragic accident” on Sunday, the event’s boss says.
A 26-year-old woman was beaten at the show when she reportedly went to retrieve a mobile phone on the tracks of the Rebel Coaster around 5.45pm on Sunday, according to Victoria Police.
The woman remains in critical condition at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The show’s executive director Brad Jenkins told ABC Radio Melbourne on Monday morning that the ride’s staff did not see what happened.
“[None of our] Our staff witnessed what happened,” he told Virginia Trioli on Melbourne radio.
He also said he “couldn’t comment” on whether there’s usually a fence around the ride or how the woman could access the tracks.
There are operators on each of the rides and each is signed up by WorkSafe for their procedures, he said.
“They’re obviously just as devastated as the entire show community,” he said of the ride operator.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/woman-hit-on-rollercoaster-tracks-in-a-tragic-accident-show-boss-says-20220926-p5bkzf.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national The event manager says staff did not see a woman injured by the roller coaster