Rollercoaster leaves woman ‘in pool of her own blood’ after ‘flying from ride’

A woman is fighting for her life after a devastating rollercoaster accident which left her lying in a pool of blood after breaking nearly all the bones in her body, witnesses say.

According to police, Shylah Rodden, 26, was looking for her phone when she was smashed into at the Melbourne Royal Show, Australia yesterday (Sunday, September 25) but witnesses claim she fell from the tracks.

Shylah was working at the show when she went on some rides during her break but eyewitnesses have taken to social media to share their accounts of how she broke nearly every bone in her body in the horrifying incident.

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One person wrote: "She flew from the ride, loud bang. Followed by a scream and very loud crack of her hitting the ground."

A second added: "I was standing right next to it when it happened. Poor girl laying in a large pool of blood as medical response was so slow!"

"My daughter was there too and they have called Crimestoppers as they felt like she had fallen from the ride too," a third said.

Investigators, though, say the woman may have dropped her phone on the Rebel Coaster, and dangerously headed into the ride area to find it.

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Victoria Police said in a statement: “Police are currently on scene at the Melbourne Royal Show following reports a young woman has been injured.

“Officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and a crime scene has been established."

It continued: “It appears at this early stage the woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, may have walked on and entered the track to try to retrieve a dropped phone before she was hit by a roller coaster carriage, about 5.45pm.

“Sadly the woman was then found injured on the ground. Detectives from the Yarra Crime Investigation Unit are attending the scene and will work with WorkSafe to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Shylah's dad, Alan Rodden, told Daily Mail Australia how she is currently in intensive care with the worst injuries doctors have seen for a while.

He suspects not everyone is telling the entire story as to what really happened to his daughter.

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Alan said: "There are a lot of stories going around and I don't know which one is true and if someone is covering their tracks.

"Obviously I can't talk to my daughter. She's going to be in a coma for quite a while,' he said.

"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."

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Alan's other daughter, Caisha, has hit back at nasty social media users criticising and mocking her sister as she lies in hospital with injuries everywhere.

Caisha commented to Daily Mail Australia: "It’s sad and disgusting to see the false stories and cover up when my sister is fighting for her life."

The Melbourne Royal Show released a statement confirming they were working with the police and WorkSafe Victoria but insisted no one fell from the Rebel Coaster ride.


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