Family of woman injured in rollercoaster disaster slam disgusting trolls

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A woman who endured life-threatening injuries after being involved in a rollercoaster crash is being trolled while she remains in a coma.

Shylah Rodden, 26, is fighting for her life after she sustained horrific injuries at the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia.

She is said to have been dragged nine metres into the air before she dropped to the ground in front of shocked guests on Sunday (September 25).

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Eyewitnesses claim that she fell from the tracks but police said she had been struck while trying to find her phone.

The family have since been plagued by trolls who have said the incident was Shylah's own fault.

Her dad, Alan Rodden, said she has been tragically left brain damaged and remains in a coma.

Her sister Caisha told the DailyMail: "It's sad and disgusting to see the false stories and cover up when my sister is fighting for her life."

One man wrote under a news story: "Serves herself right for going where she is not supposed to be going."

While another said: "It's not a freak accident, when she was somewhere she wasn't supposed to be."

Caisha said the insensitive comments are becoming too much for her family.

She added: "Definitely misinformation regarding the accident, which is really sad and causing more distress for our family.

"Shylah is in critical condition and we won't know more until later today as we will be discussing with police and giving some eyewitness statements."

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Speaking about the rumours, 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."

He continued: "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."

Caisha revealed that her sister was helping at the show when the tragedy unfolded.

She said: "She was helping out her friend at her stall for the day and she was sent on her break with another worker and they decided to go on a few rides to kill time and this happened unfortunately."


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