At least 26 people including six children under 10 years old have been injured Sunday at the Parque de Atracciones in Madrid, one of Spain's oldest theme parks, after two train cars collided on the TNT Tren de la Mina roller coaster . A car completed a loop and failed to stop, crashing into the back of another car.
An emergency services spokesman said: "There are 26 injured as of now, all of them lightly, mostly bruises.” They were taken to a hospital for more examination. Fortunately, they had minor injuries. Emergency services spokeswoman Carmen Camacho said that the riders were treated for neck, back and stomach pains. The rollercoaster reaches a height of 17.5 meters and travels through waterfalls at a maximum speed of 35mph. The Parque de Atracciones opened in 1969 in Casa de Campo, the largest park in the Spanish capital. Now, passengers can use virtual reality glasses during the ride to enhance
A train in the park
their experience. It is the first family rollercoaster in Spain to incorporate the use of virtual reality glasses. Park staff are investigating the cause of the accident. The number of injured increased to 33. Park representatives told media that the roller coaster had passed a daily safety inspection Sunday morning. The amusement park has approximately 2.2 million visitors per year and 39 attractions. The roller coaster opened in 2006.