Three people have been rushed to hospital after they were thrown from a fairground ride.The horrifying incident happened around 9.30pm on the Move It Tadega ride at Ayr Race Course, according to Police Scotland – who could provide no update on the condition of the injured. The carnival is believed to be part of the Scottish International Airshow which featured the Red Arrows.
One peson was left with a split head and blood pouring down his neck after the ride allegedly malfunctioned. Police and three fire engines attended the scene. A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed three people have been taken to Ayr Hospital.
Horrified witness David Johnson said: “My friends were on the ride and the bit you sit on snapped off and my friends went flying off it. One of them had a split open head and there was blood running down the back of his neck.
“After it had crashed off the side it broke a metal railing and the ride was still going for at least another 15 seconds. Some people fell down the gap were the chair had came off and all the people that weren’t on it rushed to the ride to see if everyone was OK. That’s when my friend felt his head and it was bleeding and the blood was running down his neck.”