At least 31 people injured while riding in Germany’s Legoland Park, police say


Dozens were injured while riding in an amusement park Germany On Thursday, police said.

The incident took place at Legoland Park in G├╝nzburg, Bavaria, around 2 pm local time, when two trains collided on a roller coaster, local police said. said in a statement,

Police said the accident happened when a train on the roller coaster stopped and a train behind it did not fully brake, causing it to crash. Police did not identify the ride.

A roller coaster is seen next to the logo at the entrance of ‘Legoland’ amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, on August 11, 2022.

AP. via Stephen Puchner/DPA

At least 31 people were injured in the crash, including one seriously, a local police spokesman confirmed to ABC News. Police said 16 of them were taken to hospital, while 15 were assessed on the spot and cleared to go home. Police said the injured included 10 children, a juvenile and 20 adults.

Police said three rescue helicopters responded to the scene as a precaution but were not used.

Police said all passengers have been removed from the ride, which will remain closed.

Police said the public prosecutor’s office in Memmingen was investigating the cause of the accident.

Photo: A fire truck drives near the entrance to Legoland on August 11, 2022 in Bavaria, Germany.
A fire truck drives past the entrance to Legoland in Bavaria, Germany, on August 11, 2022.

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Police said investigators would be at the scene on Friday.

ABC News did not immediately receive a response from the amusement park when asked for comment.

Last week, one person died in a roller coaster accident at Klotti Park, another German amusement park, officials said. Officials are investigating the cause of the accident.


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