14-year-old girl falls to her death after car derails in rollercoaster horror crash in Denmark

Image of the Cobra rollercoaster in the Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark. Credit: Google maps - Clemens Knatz

A horrific crash on a rollercoaster ride in the city of Aarhus in Denmark saw a 14-year-old girl fall to her death when her car derailed.

 

A horrific incident today, Thursday, July 14, in the city of Aarhus in Denmark, saw a 14-year-old girl killed when a rollercoaster car she was riding in derailed. Another 13-year-old boy was also injured in the same incident, according to The Sun.

The teenagers were on the Cobra at the popular Tivoli Friheden theme park. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 44mph, the 400-metre-long track can produce up to 4.5G for its riders.

As reported by the local media channel, TV2, both were rushed to hospital after the accident that occurred at 12:50 local time, but the girl – said be from Copenhagen – died in the hospital at around 2:20pm local time. The boy is believed to have suffered injuries to his hand.

Tivoli Friheden was immediately evacuated after the incident and will remain closed until police investigators have completed their work.

“I have no words, it is deeply tragic and absolutely terrible that there is a child of 14 years who has died here in our park, where you have to be happy together and have good experiences”, said Henrik Ragborg Olesen, the park’s director.

In 2008, four people suffered injuries in a similar Cobra derailment incident at Tivoli Friheden. Mr Olesen did not confirm whether today’s accident occurred under the same circumstances as the one 14 years ago.

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