Landmark Adventure Park rollercoaster derails

Landmark Forest Adventure Park rollercoaster

A rollercoaster partially derailed at the Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Scotland on Thursday, causing minor injuries.

Various images appearing on social media and in the UK press show at least one of the Runaway Timber Train’s six cars partially detached from the track.

The Scotsman newspaper said that two children suffered minor injuries, with six people assessed by paramedics at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Adventure Park said that, following the “mechanical failure”, no one had been taken to hospital to their knowledge.

“We can confirm that there was an incident on the Runaway Timber Train today, which resulted in the train coming to a halt at ground level,” a statement read.

“All passengers were safely and immediately evacuated, but emergency services were deployed as a precautionary measure.

“No serious injuries have been reported and, as far as we’re aware, nobody has been taken to hospital.

“The rollercoaster will remain closed while a thorough investigation into the incident is carried out. The rest of the park remains open as normal.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dispatched specialist resources to the park at 11:37 am after receiving reports of a “rollercoaster derailment”.