New details have emerged of the Movie World accident that left a young boy in hospital with head injuries on Tuesday.
Emergency crews were called to the Gold Coast theme park about 1pm on Tuesday after reports a 12-year-old boy had suffered “significant” head injuries on the Looney Tunes Carousel.
He was treated at the scene by an on-site nurse for lacerations to his head before paramedics arrived and transported him to hospital in a stable condition.
Movie World operators Village Roadshow have commenced an internal review of the accident while Workplace Health and Safety Queensland officers are also investigating.
Witnesses said the boy was not properly seated on the carousel and hit his head on the top of the ride.
It is understood the accident did not occur as a result of any structural or mechanical malfunction or defect.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, a spokesman for Village Roadshow said they were working to establish exactly how the incident happened.
“Our thoughts are with the guest and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery,” the statement said.
“We pride ourselves on our standards of care and quality and an investigation is being conducted as a matter of priority into the exact cause of the incident. “In an abundance of caution the ride has been closed while we understand how the incident occurred.”
WHSQ officers have also visited the site as part of an independent investigation into the accident.
The young boy is recovering in hospital in a stable condition.
Source: Courier Mail