Boy ‘thrown’ from Caterham Carnival ghost train

Caterham Carnival alleged incident scene

A 14-year-old boy has suffered leg injuries when he was allegedly thrown from a ghost train ride at a fairground in Caterham, Surrey.

Tom Christian was hurt at the Caterham Carnival fairground on Friday evening, his mother Julie said.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: “The car fell on his legs as it derailed. It landed across both his legs. It was a very traumatic thing to happen.

“I was very scared and went in the ambulance with him. Until the swelling goes down a bit we do not know the exact damage,” Ms Christian said.

‘Serious leg injuries’

A South East Coast Ambulance spokeswoman said: “We were called at 6.41pm following reports of a 14-year-old boy who had been injured on a fairground ride.

“We sent one ambulance to the scene. The patient was treated for serious leg injuries and then taken to East Surrey Hospital.”

Sarah Parker, chairman of the Caterham Carnival Committee, said the ride had passed “all the relevant tests” during its annual examinations.

The police attended the scene and cordoned off the ride, while the Health and Safety Executive is understood to have begun an investigation.