Terrified boy left trapped high up on rollercoaster after ride breaks down

The Mad Mouse ride at the theme park near Motherwell, in Scotland, broke down on Saturday leaving a young lad sat alone in the car while engineers attempted to free him

The ride stopped while a child was alone in a car

A boy was seen trapped high on a rollercoaster as he sat alone in the the car which had broken down.

Pictures showed a crowd of onlookers watching the dramatic moment at M&D’s theme park near Motherwell, in Scotland, on Saturday.

Workers can be seen at the large Mad Mouse ride, with one man wearing a safety harness as it scales a ladder towards the motionless car.

The boy can be seen looking down from his stationary spot, high on the ride, as someone works on the tracks underneath.

It is unclear at this time whether there were any injuries from the incident, which a source told the Daily Record was due to a fault in the ride.

He added: “It was around 6.20pm yesterday. It was scary for my kids and I.”

The boy was alone on the ride

Bosses at the Strathclyde theme park were previously hit with a massive £65,000 fine over a horror accident on a rollercoaster in the park which injured nine people.

M&D’s admitted a failure of the suspension and axle on their Tsunami ride caused five gondolas to come away from the rails at a bend as the attraction reached speeds of 40mph.

The cars plunged 17ft off the ride at the park in June 2016 sparking a huge emergency response.

People were seen looking on at the broken down ride

There were nine passengers on board, including William Murray and Katie McArdle, both 19, and seven younger children who were all injured.

The park’s owners appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court and admitted breaching health and safety laws on the ride between June 2015 and June 2016.

Mr Murray dislocated his knee and was in hospital for six weeks and will develop arthritis in later life while Miss McArdle was left with bruising and is nervous when she perceives a risk such as being in a fast moving car.

A 14-year-old girl was left with broken ribs and suffers chest pain as a result and a boy aged 11 was left with lacerations and was in hospital for four weeks and has had a total of 13 operations since the crash.

Last June the park was saved from administrators and new management took over.

Officers said their injuries were minor and they were treated at the scene.

M&D’s has been contacted for comment on the latest incident.

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