Video: Woman Falls To Death From Roller Coaster In Mexico

by Kim Boateng Posted on May 13th, 2018

Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico: A bystander captured video footage of the moment a woman fell to her death from a roller coaster at an amusement park at the Pénjamo Fair, Guanajuato. The woman fell after her mechanical restraint failed. The woman, 50 years old, Irma Sánchez Albarrán, died and her daughter, Nayeli Nohemí, 27, suffered serious injuries.

Nayeli Morales and her mother, Irma Sanchez, were on the ‘El Roster’ roller coaster when their harnesses failed and the women tumbled out of the carnival ride as it swung through the air.

The other occupants of the amusement ride and the crowd below can be heard reacting with panic and dismay as the appalling scene unfolded.

Sanchez suffered severe injuries and died following the accident. Her 27-year-old daughter Morales managed to survive, however she is in a serious condition in intensive care.

The State Attorney’s Office opened an investigation into the incident. The operator of the roller coaster reportedly fled the scene and has not yet been identified.

It’s not the first time an apparent roller coaster malfunction has led to death and serious injury. Last year a 13-year-old Chinese girl died after she was flung from a fast-spinning ride at an amusement park in southwest China, while four people were killed on the ‘Thunder River Rapids’ ride at an Australian theme park in 2016.Penjamo, Mexico

The chinese girl died after she was flung from a fast-spinning ride at an amusement park in southwest China.
An initial investigation into the grisly incident at Chaohua Amusement Park in Fengdu county, Chongqing municipality has found safety issues with the ride.

The victim’s seat belt was broken and a passenger safety bar did not fit tightly enough on the ‘Travel Through Space’ ride, according to the national product safety regulator. The ride, however, was reported to have passed a routine quality inspection in December.

Smartphone footage of the moment the young girl was hurled out from the ride has been shared by Chinese state media. It shows the ride spinning swiftly around as the girl clings to her seat before being ejected at speed and crashing to the ground.

Police confirmed the devastating theme park accident that killed four people at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast was caught on CCTV. The victims were named as Kate Goodchild, 32, her brother Luke Dorsett, his partner Roozi Araghi and a 42-year-old woman who remains unknown. The four people killed were just five seconds from safety when the craft hit an empty raft ahead and flipped.

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Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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