Five teenagers were taken to hospital after being thrown from a fairground ride in Ayr.
Emergency services were called to the funfair on land near to Ayr race course at around 9.30pm, Ayrshire police said in a statement.
Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, and three teenage girls, aged 14, 15 and 16, were taken to Ayr and Crosshouse Hospitals for treatment.
The 16-year-old boy was treated for several broken ribs and the 16-year-old girl was treated for a facial injury and a fractured wrist, police said.
The 17-year-old boy was seen for a head injury, but it was not serious. The other two teenagers also only had minor injuries.
All five have now been released from hospital.
The 'Move It Tagada' ride involves people sitting in a spinning bowl, usually without a seatbelt or restraint. On this occasion, some of the seating broke, sending people flying.
Anne Mcdonald said her two granddaughters were on the ride when the accident happened.
“They sat down and one of my granddaughters said I don't feel comfortable in this seat, she said her legs didn't feel right, so they moved to another seat, and the seat they moved from was the one that came off," she said in a post on Facebook.
She said another girl sat where her granddaughters had been sitting.
"The wee girl went flying into the paybox face first, then a boy followed," she said.
"My husband had to tell him to stay down as there was loads a blood coming from his head."
She said fairground workers quickly shut down the site, but described the aftermath of the accident on Saturday as horrible.
"I had two girls hysterical and shocked coming off that [the ride] when it stopped," she said. "It was horrible seeing so many girls and boys crying."
Chief Inspector Brian Shaw said, “This was a frightening experience for those involved and those who witnessed last night’s incident at the fairground.
“Thankfully nobody was seriously injured and enquiries are underway to establish what exactly has happened here."
The best roller coasters in the world
The best roller coasters in the world
1/9 Millennium Force, USA
Breaking six world records when it was built in 2000, Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Ontario, United States, was briefly the tallest and fastest coaster in the world before Steel Dragon 2000. Millennium Force was also the world’s first Giga Coaster, exceeding 300 feet in height. Website: https://www.cedarpoint.com/ Ticket cost: £29.24
2/9 Formula Rossa, Abu Dhabi
Formula One fans looking to experience the thrill of high-speed manoeuvres need look no further than Formula Rossa, currently the world’s fastest roller coaster, located at Ferrari Word in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Once strapped in to the Ferrari “Rosso Scuderia” F1 inspired cockpit, riders experience an incredible top speed of 150mph, accompanied by acceleration G-Force of 1.7Gs. In order to accelerate to top speed in under five seconds, the ride uses a hydraulic launch system similar to those used to launch jets from aircraft carriers. The ride is so fast riders are required to wear safety goggles. Website: http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/en-gb.aspx Entry cost: £38.18
3/9 Kingda Ka, USA
Currently the world’s tallest roller coaster, Kingda Ka reaches an impressive height of 456 feet. The roller coaster, found at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, in the United States, used to be the world’s fastest roller coaster, reaching 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, before it lost that record to Formula Rossa in 2010. After a 90° rise to the top, riders then plummet down a 270 ° spiral drop. Website: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure Entry cost: £24.54
4/9 Colossos, Germany
The world’s tallest wooden roller coaster, Colossos in Heide Park, Germany, stretches 196 feet into the air. It is constructed using laser cut wood, which means the entire structure snaps together like pieces of Lego. Due to this, the wooden track gives a very smooth ride. Website: http://www.heide-park.de/en/heide-park/ Entry cost: £25.45
5/9 Steel Dragon 2000, Japan
Named after the Chinese New Year in 2000, Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Lad amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan, holds the record for the longest roller coaster in the world. Boasting a track length of 8,133 feet, it’s also the sixth fastest coaster in the world. Built in Japan, the coaster needed extra earthquake protection, pushing construction costs over $50 million. Website: http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/index.html/ Ticket cost: £5.74
6/9 Takabisha, Japan
Famous for having a drop angle of 121°, Takabisha, located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, is the steepest roller coaster in the world. The drop angle is known as a “beyond vertical” drop as riders travel back on themselves as they fly over the vertical lift and down the drop. Website: http://www.fujiq.jp/en/ Ticket cost: 5.74
7/9 Top Thrill Dragster, USA
Before being surpassed by Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States, was the world’s tallest roller coaster. Along with Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster is one of two Strata Coaster types of roller coaster, featuring a drop of 400 feet and a full circuit. Reaching speeds of 120 mph in less than four seconds, Top Thrill Dragster may last only 17 seconds, but it’s sure to thrill. Website: https://www.cedarpoint.com/ Entry cost: £29.18
8/9 Space Mountain, USA
A clear fan favourite, Space Mountain, at Disney World, California, takes visitors on a rocket ride through stars, galaxies and asteroids. The ride is replicated across all five Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks, so there’s no excuse to miss it. Website: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/ Entry cost: £56.15
This one’s a bit of a cheat because the ride isn’t actually completed yet, but Skyscraper at Orlando’s International Drive is planned to be the world’s tallest roller coaster in the world with a 570 foot tower. Riders will catch an elevator to the top of the structure before following the winding track down at 65 miles per hour. Unfortunately, the ride won’t be completed until 2016, but there’s still plenty of time to get excited.
He said the affected ride remained closed and cordoned off but other rides at the site – which police clarified is not part of the nearby Scottish International Airshow – re-opened on Sunday morning following a safety inspection.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed last night’s incident and is yet to speak to police to get in touch as any information about what happened could assist with our investigation," Mr Shaw said.
A joint investigation between Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive will be carried out to establish the exact circumstances of the incident, Ayrshire Police Division said.Reuse content