Two people were injured at mishap at Adlabs Imagica in a tragic incident. A woman and her daughter were hurt on the roller coaster ride called Bandits of Robin Hood, which tilted and hurt the Purnima Rathi (32) and her 16-year-old daughter Mamata. While Purnima suffered an injury in the head, her daughter was hurt in the lower jaw. The incident happened around 12:45 PM in the afternoon. The injured were admitted in the nearby Jakhotia Hospital.
An official statement from Adlabs described the injuries as minor and said that while the ride had been shut down, the park remained open. Vincent Pijnenburg, Chief Operating Officer Adlabs Imagica said, ‘We have always complied with the maintenance and operational procedures recommended by the manufacturers of every ride. The safety of our guests and employees is our company’s utmost priority. We regret this incident but are extremely grateful that everyone is safe.’
Ashutosh Kale, Assistant Vice President Adlabs Imagica Safety and Security added, ‘In accordance with our daily safety procedures every ride is checked for safety and technical issues before being run for our guests through a night long maintenance schedule. 3 test runs were carried on the ride before opening it for the guests. We have never faced a situation like this before and we are coordinating with the ride manufacturer to ensure that no future untoward incident occurs.’
The theme park, which opened in April last year, is 90 km from Mumbai near the city of Khopoli along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.