Sheila Rhoden suffered horrific injuries in a roller coaster accident in Melbourne on Sunday
The family of a young woman in critical condition after a recent horrific train accident suffered another tragic loss – her brother lost his life about two months ago.
Sheila Rhoden, 26, remains in the intensive care unit after suffering “horrific” injuries when she fell nine meters on The Rebel Coaster at the Royal Melbourne Show on Sunday.Read:Evidence of market nerves around a return to power for Boris Johnson | Business News
Her father, Alan Rhoden, told Daily Mail Australia on Monday that there was a mystery surrounding how Ms Rhoden grieved during the flight.
“There are a lot of stories going around and I don’t know which ones are true and if someone is covering their tracks,” he said.
A recent Facebook message from Ms Rodden revealed that her “world fell apart” when her brother Jason passed away in July.
On July 27, she wrote: “My father sat me down and told me that my brother had passed away.” Mrs. Roden said.
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“I don’t feel like it’s real, I’m still thinking you’ll call me back.”
Ms Roden revealed in a recent Facebook post that her brother Jason had died sending her ‘the world is falling apart’
A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital after being injured on a ride at the Royal Melbourne Gallery. Pictured: The Rebel Coaster at the Royal Melbourne Gallery
Police claimed Ms. Roden was hit by a ride in the parade while trying to retrieve her mobile phone from the tracks.
Eyewitnesses said that the roller coaster collided with it and carried it nine meters in the air before it fell to the ground.
Horrific families watched as the chaos unfolded as paramedics treated Mrs. Roden at the scene before she was taken to Melbourne Hospital in critical condition.
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Sheila Roden and her sister Kaisha in happier times. Sheila fights for life in the hospital
Obviously I can’t talk to my daughter. He said she would be in a coma for a long time.
“The injuries are horrific. Horrible. Her brain was damaged. It’s her pelvis, arms, legs, back, neck – there’s hardly anything that hasn’t broken.”
I just can’t figure out how the hell a lot of damage is done.
“Even the doctors said they hadn’t seen anything as bad as this for a long time.”
Shylah Rodden fights for life after the horrific roller coaster crash in Melbourne
Sheila Roden broke every bone in her body in the horrific accident
Sheila’s sister, Kaisha Rhoden, told Daily Mail Australia that her sister had been working on the show.
Sheila was already working there. She was helping her friend in her booth for the day and was sent on a break with another worker and they decided to go on a few rides to kill time and that unfortunately happened,” she said.
Kaisha has slammed the ruthless trolls who hit social media to make fun of her ailing sister.
“It is sad and disgusting to see and cover up the false stories when my sister is fighting for her life,” Kaisha said.
Several eyewitnesses have cast doubt on police claims that Ms. Roden was trying to get her phone back, saying she was on a roller coaster train.
She flew out of flight, loudly. This was followed by screaming and a loud crack as it hit the ground.”
I was standing next to him when it happened. The poor girl was lying in a large pool of blood because the medical response was too slow!
Another person wrote: “My daughter was there too and they called Crimestoppers because they felt like she fell off the ride too.”
Passengers on the ride were left stranded on the roller coaster for hours after the ride was halted.
Others on the ride were left trapped on the roller coaster for some time with the ride stopped immediately
One witness, who was stationed near the ride, claimed that police assertions that the woman was getting the phone back were not accurate.
One woman claimed, “I didn’t see her walk or climb the rail at all, we saw her fly off the ride, where she landed and how she landed does not correspond to being hit.”
Not what we have seen. We were standing right next to the ride when this happened.
The witness had taken her young son on a tour shortly before the accident.
We saw her fall off the ride, (we heard) her screams and cracks as she hit the ground. My husband was one of the first to show up at the scene. “We were standing right next to her when it happened,” she said.
In a statement from Victoria Police, investigators said the woman “probably” walked the track to try to recover a fallen phone.
“Unfortunately, the woman was later found injured on the ground,” police said.
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One passenger claimed that they were forced to carry their personal belongings with them on the road.
They made you take your belongings with you on a trip! I went on friday and they forced me to take my bag and a bottle of coke on it. ‘I was horrified that I was going to drop something,’ said the woman.
You don’t have a choice. I was wearing it today and had to take my sunglasses and hold them on very tightly. Another said.
A spokesperson for The Royal Melbourne Show told Daily Mail Australia it was working with authorities to ascertain how the tragedy could have occurred.
Speaking to ABC Mornings host Virginia Trioli on Monday, Show CEO Brad Jenkins declined to say if there is a fence around the ride or how high that fence is.
“I can’t comment specifically on that particular flight,” he said. ‘there [are] The operators are down in both games.
A video posted to YouTube in 2021 from the flight when she was at the Sydney Royal Easter Show shows a fence around the flight that appears to be no more than 1.5 metres.
Mr. Jenkins confirmed that Ms. Roden went to retrieve her phone when she was beaten.
From all the reports she went to get her phone back. It’s not a hiatus or whatever.
He didn’t say exactly how it got to the bars.
Victoria Police and WorkSafe are investigating the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is urged to contact the police.