Girl injured on Lightwater Valley rollercoaster

A five-year-old girl has been injured on the Ladybird rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30pm on 5 June, and came to light this afternoon in the Ripon Gazette.

The newspaper quoted the park’s general manager Mark Bainbridge as saying: “The girl put her foot outside the carriage and it became trapped between the carriage and the platform when it came back in to stop.

“We called an ambulance and the girl was taken to hospital, and informed the Health and Safety Executive of an accident on site.”

The girl’s injuries are understood to concern ligament and cartilage damage to her ankle.

The HSE has confirmed that it was called to the site and had begun an investigation.

The ride was closed following the accident. It is not known if it has yet reopened.