This week, an Australian woman who was hit by a roller coaster and is still in the hospital is supposedly going to face theft charges in court.
In September, Shylah Rodden was at the Melbourne Royal Show when a roller coaster crashed into her, hurting her very badly.
She was put into a coma by doctors but is now in stable condition, according to a source. She suffered a major brain injury when the rollercoaster launched her several meters into the air, and it’s likely that she will need years of rehabilitation.
At the time of the terrible accident, the 26-year-father old’s told the news outlet that his daughter had been hurt so badly that she would never be the same again.
I can’t talk to my daughter. She’s going to be in a coma for quite a while […] 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.
Sad to say, the outlet said she is “trapped in her own body” and can’t talk to anyone. A GoFundMe page was set up to help Shylah get money.
Shylah was involved in a tragic incident at the Royal Melbourne Show on Sunday the 24/9. I would like to raise as much money as I can for Shylah’s 24 hour care, rehab, therapy, possible equipment as Shylah has suffered brain injury, changes that will need to be made around her house (shower & toilet.),
the caption on the fundraiser read.
The goal for GoFundMe was $20,000, but over $27,000 has been raised so far.
Shylah is going to court for theft charges that have to do with things that happened before her terrible accident. But even though Shylah is awake now, she still can’t talk.
The CEO of the Melbourne Royal Show, Brad Jenkins, said that what happened was a “tragic accident.”
From our understanding, there was a mobile phone at the base of the Rebel Coaster that she dropped on the ride and she went back to recover the mobile phone. Regrettably, she was tragically struck by the cart coming down. It is an extreme rollercoaster which is a lot of fun generally, but this was a tragic accident that shouldn’t have happened,