The family of a young woman in a critical condition after she was struck by a rollercoaster at a Melbourne Royal Show said they were disappointed that the ride had been reopened and was still safe to ride.
According to reports, Shylah Rodden was trying to retrieve her phone when she got hit by the ride.
The woman, who was 26 years old at the time of the incident, was reportedly thrown from the ride and fell about 9 meters to the ground.
The Royal Show officials released a statement saying that WorkSafe had completed its inspection of the ride.
Rodden is currently in the intensive care unit and is suffering from a variety of injuries, including broken ribs, a brain injury, and multiple broken bones in her feet and legs.
Her family expressed their shock and dismay at the ride’s reopening.
The family of Rodden has also received calls from people who expressed their concerns about the safety of the ride.
On Tuesday, a video showing the moments before the incident was posted online. It shows the woman being struck while she was standing near the ride’s tracks.
It was not clear who was filming the video.