Shylah Rodden's family hits out at SICK TROLLS who ridiculed her after horrific rollercoaster crash
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Shylah Rodden, a 26-year-old woman, who is struggling to get back to her life after a major rollercoaster crash at the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia on Sunday, September 25, is being targeted by online trolls. The trolling began soon after the police and event organizers revealed that she was hit while trying to retrieve her mobile phone.
However, her family slammed the internet trolls that are blaming her for the ride tragedy. Her dad, Alan Rodden, revealed that Shylah continues to be in coma, facing dangerous injuries, and she was said to have been dragged nine meters into the air before she landed on the ground.
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Caisha, sister of Shylah spoke to Daily Mail, "It's sad and disgusting to see the false stories and cover up when my sister is fighting for her life." She added, "Definitely misinformation regarding the accident, which is really sad and causing more distress for our family." Caisha further revealed, "Shylah is in critical condition and we won't know more until later today as we will be discussing with police and giving some eyewitness statements."
Her father also spoke against the attack of the online trollers, "There are a lot of stories going around and I don't know which one is true and if someone is covering their tracks." Alan continued, "Obviously I can't talk to my daughter. She's going to be in a coma for quite a while." He then explained, "The injuries are horrific. Horrific. She's brain-damaged. It's pelvic, her arms, legs, back, neck - there's hardly a thing that's not broken. I just can't work out how the hell so much damage has been done. Even the doctors have said they haven't seen anything as bad as this for a long time."
Caisha went on to claim, "Shylah was actually there working. She was helping out her friend at her stall for the day and she was sent on her break with another worker and they decided to go on a few rides to kill time and this happened, unfortunately." A show attendee, Nathan Sanders ,spoke to The Sun and said, "Me and my friend were like ‘what the hell was that?’.They were quite quick to act, they put up the barrier quite quickly and then there was an ambulance down and the crowd gathered around and they started pushing people away saying nothing happened… but obviously at the end of the day you don’t want to scare people. There were huge crowds of people."
Another witness explained, "She flew from the ride, loud bang. Followed by a scream and very loud crack of her hitting the ground." One passenger spoke to Daily Mail, and claimed that the passengers were forced to carry their personal belongings with them onto the ride. "They made you take your belongings on the ride with you! I went on Friday and they made me take my bag and bottle of coke on it. I was freaking out that I was going to drop something." Later, a witness said, "You didn't have a choice. I was on it today and had to take my sunglasses and hold on to them very tightly. They should have had lockers."
According to The Sun, Brad Jenkin, CEO of the Melbourne Royal Show, said, “From our understanding, there was a mobile phone at the base of the Rebel Coaster that she dropped on the ride and she went back to recover the mobile phone. Regrettably, she was tragically struck by the cart coming down.” Investigations by WorkSafe are ongoing. Meanwhile, the ride could be reopened to the public on Tuesday, September 27.
'Cant live without her phone? That’s funny'
Sick trolls have taken to social media to make a mockery out of Shylah's tragic accident. A user stated, "I hope she's arrested when she wakes up." A tweet read, "Cant live without her phone? That’s funny." Another user commented, "If she does die, her life sure was a roller-coaster at the end ammiright?"
A user chimed, "People value their phone more than their life, really sad incident but also a reminder for people to be careful and reevaluate the situation before taking such risks. We’ve seen a guy try to pickup his phone from Highway afterall it fell from car window, almost got hit, dangerous." Another tweet read, "She wasn’t struck she step in front of it. All for a phone. When we idiot proof everything we get idiots. Sadly this young lady is one of them." A user stated, "Ah the stupid generation, where a fone is more important than safety or ur own life…"
Cant live without her phone? That’s funny.— Worthlessseppo (@worthlessseppo) September 26, 2022
If she does die, her life sure was a roller-coaster at the end ammiright?— Todd Toddles (@todd_toddles) September 26, 2022
People value their phone more than their life, really sad incident but also a reminder for people to be careful and reevaluate the situation before taking such risks. We’ve seen a guy try to pickup his phone from Highway afterall it fell from car window, almost got hit, dangerous— Dr. Next (@theweekafternxt) September 26, 2022
She wasn’t struck she step in front of it. All for a phone. When we idiot proof everything we get idiots. Sadly this young lady is one of them.— JFDI (@JFDI63147095) September 26, 2022
Ah the stupid generation, where a fone is more important than safety or ur own life…— Frankie (@frankie_0988_) September 26, 2022
Surely u just go & ask ride operator to retrieve it in between rides…?? pic.twitter.com/UQvxmHflVL
I hope she's arrested when she wakes up— Melita Renee (@ReneeMelita) September 27, 2022
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