THE family of a roller coaster accident victim who was left in a crash after being hit and dragged 30ft along the tracks has released a heartbreaking update.
Shylah Rodden, 26, is in a medically induced coma and will likely spend the rest of her life in pain, her family said.
The young Australian is said to have suffered massive brain damage in the accident and fears she may never be able to speak again, according to MailOnline.
A spokesman for the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where young Shylah is recovering, downgraded her condition from critical to serious.
The true extent of Shylah’s injuries has yet to be revealed, but her family has already started a GoFundMe page to help cover her recovery costs.
The family have raised £2,900 so far and have been asking for more after a £250 start for poultry weeks ago.
“People have the impression that this money is only for their family. But people need to know that this money is for Shylah’s recovery,” a friend said.
“This money will be used for their therapy, their rehabilitation and things they need to change around the house to shower and toilet needs.”
“Every donation will help cover the cost of changing the living conditions of Shylah’s family, her rehab, her therapy – that’s all they need.”
She added, “It’s to help her and her family who may have to look after her 24/7.”
The boyfriend also slammed “keyboard warriors” who ridiculed Shylah’s past drug addiction.
“Shylah is not a drug addict, she’s been in rehab for almost a year,” her friend said.
“‘But people are so focused on her previous car accident in which she wasn’t even the driver. Your problems date back five years.
“They are so awful,” she added. “It’s like people don’t have anything better to do.”
Earlier this month it was revealed that Shylah had previously been involved in three freak accidents.
The unfortunate Australian was involved in a serious car accident in February 2019 and overturned her car after hitting a truck in January 2021 and had to learn to walk again.
Shylah was caught in the ride when she was allegedly trying to retrieve a dropped cellphone nearly two weeks ago.
She was pulled up 30 feet and thrown into the air in front of shocked visitors from the Rebel Coaster in Melbourne, Australia.
She sustained several serious injuries, including multiple fractures, and is in a coma in intensive care.
Aki Munir, the family attorney, said Shylah’s parents are considering taking legal action against the show and its operators for negligence.
Shylah had been working at a friend’s booth at the fair the day she was injured.
She and her pal had just taken a break when they decided to go for some rides.
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