Spanish authorities say 33 individuals, together with six youngsters beneath 10 years outdated, have been injured in a curler coaster collision outfitted with VR headsets.
In keeping with the Related Press, 27 individuals wanted hospital therapy for minor accidents when two curler coaster vehicles collided Sunday on the “Tren de la Mina” (Thoughts Practice) at Madrid’s Parque de Atracciones theme park. The accident came about round 2:30pm native time.
An emergency companies spokeswoman Carmen Camacho stated that not one of the accidents gave the impression to be severe. Preliminary reviews state that one practice carriage, which had simply accomplished the loop, did not cease and hit the again of one other carriage which was about to depart.
Though carrying a VR headset on the curler coaster was in all probability not the trigger, it possible added to the shock of the collision. One eyewitness instructed The Daily Mail, “with the virtual reality glasses people didn’t expect the crash and half lost their teeth or backs. There were a bunch of kids there, and no one was expecting the hit.”
— Emergencias Madrid (@EmergenciasMad) July 16, 2017
The curler coaster, the TNT Tren de la Mina, reaches a peak of 17.5 meters (57.5 ft) and travels by waterfalls at a most velocity of 55 kilometers (35 miles) per hour, in accordance with the theme park’s web site. Opened on June 10th, it’s the primary curler coaster in Spain to include VR headsets into the trip experience.
The VR experience, powered by Gear VR headsets, takes you right into a ghostly mine and consists of interactive gaming components, permitting riders to shoot skeletons and spiders by aiming with their gaze.
Police and park officers at the moment are investigating the reason for the accident.
One eyewitness captured video of investigators masking the trip trains.
🔴 Así quedo la atracción del parque de atracciones de Madrid tras el accidente con más de 26 heridos. Los investigadores tapan los vehículos pic.twitter.com/z11NhOzzYW
— David Enguita (@davidenguita) July 16, 2017