Boy Suffers Significant Head Injury After Incident on Major Theme Park Ride

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Looney Tunes Carousel at Movie World

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While theme Parks often do everything in their power to keep Guests safe during their visit, sometimes accidents can be prevented.

Movie World entrance
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At Movie World in Queensland, Australia, a young boy suffered a significant laceration in the back of his head after falling from the Looney Tunes Carousel.

Looney Tunes Carousel at Movie World
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The boy was quickly treated at the scene by both a registered nurse at the Queensland theme Park and an off-duty registered nurse before paramedics arrived on the scene and took over. “The first aid was very important, I think it calmed a lot of people down at the scene,” Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor William Houghton said.

Houghton added the first aid the boy received helped dramatically when ambulance services arrived to transport him to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Gold Coast University Hospital Facilities
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Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the operator for Movie World in Australia, released a statement mentioning an investigation was taking place to look into what caused the accident. The ride is to remain closed while said investigation is underway. The statement reads:

Our thoughts are with the guest and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery.
We pride ourselves on our standards of care and quality and an investigation is being conducted as a matter of priority into the exact cause of the incident. In an abundance of caution the ride has been closed while we understand how the incident occurred.
The safety and wellbeing of guests and team members is our top priority at Village Roadshow Theme Parks and we are committed to providing guests with a fun and safe environment.
Looney Tunes at Movie World
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Village Roadshow Theme Parks added that further updates on the situation would be issued when available.

Currently, the 12-year-old boy is stable and recovering at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

More on Movie World

As their official website states, Warner Bros. Movie World is Australia’s #1 theme Park. With 27 attractions, including DC Rivals Hypercoaster, WB Studio Showcase, Scoob! 4D Experience, Wild West Falls Adventure Ride, Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster Next Generation, Green Lantern Coaster, Hollywood Stunt Driver 2, Kids’ WB! Fun Zone, Road Runner Rollercoaster, Superman Escape, Justice League 3D – The Ride, Looney Tunes Carousel, Junior Driving School, Batwing Spaceshot, Yosemite Sam Railroad, Sylvester And Tweety Cages, Speedy Gonzales’ Tijuana Taxis, Doomsday Destroyer, and Looney Tunes Splash Zone, Movie World is sure to provide a fun-filled day for the entire family! Guests can also experience several meet and greets in the different areas of the Park, enjoy refreshing beverages and snacks, and shop for merchandise of their favorite franchise, including Scooby-Doo, Justice League, and Looney Tunes.

Superman at Movie World
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