Several people were injured when two roller coasters collided at Legoland Germany
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34 people were injured in a roller coaster accident in Germany’s Legoland. (Source: Adobe)
Visitors to the Legoland amusement park in Germany were injured after a roller coaster crash on the site.
The incident happened on the afternoon of August 11, seriously injuring several people.
Some were taken to the hospital, and air ambulances were also dispatched to the park.
Here’s everything you need to know about the situation.
What happened at Legoland in Germany?
According to the German news agency DPA, the crash happened after one Fire Dragon ride carriage ran into the back of another.
The first coaster car was reportedly decelerating sharply, causing the second car to crash into the back of it, but the exact reason for this has yet to be determined.
The amusement park is located near Günzburg, Bavaria, in southern Germany, with the ride in question running at around 18 million per hour.
Emergency services were called to the park, at which time several people were injured on the busy drive.
Helicopters could be seen during the rescue, and the Bavarian Red Cross also helped with emergency response.
Sohrab Taheri-Sohi, spokesman for the Bavarian Red Cross, said: “Legoland’s medical and rescue services were a great help. The cooperation with the BRK worked excellently – that accelerated the processes enormously”.
How many people were injured?
According to the Bavarian Red Cross, 34 people were injured in the crash.
Of those 34 people, 15 were taken to hospital for treatment, with one person suffering serious chest injuries.