Unresponsive rollercoaster crash victim in hospital is due in court for theft

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    The victim of a horror rollercoaster crash, who remains bedridden in hospital because of her injuries, is scheduled to appear in court this week.

    Shylah Rodden, 26, suffered life-changing injuries after a rollercoaster ploughed into her at the Melbourne Royal Show, Australia, in September last year.

    It is understood she dropped her phone while on The Rebel Coaster before venturing onto the tracks to retrieve it.

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    Despite remaining in hospital where she was brought out of a medically induced coma in November, public records show that Shylah is due to appear in court on Wednesday (January 11).

    According to the Daily Mail Australia, police say that the theft charges relate to an incident that happened before the rollercoaster crash.

    The exact details and allegations will not be made public until the case proceeds in court, or if it is withdrawn.

    Wednesday's court hearing is likely to be adjourned given Shylah's condition. She still remains unable to communicate after being thrown nine metres into the air in the harrowing tragedy.

    Detailing her injuries after the incident, father Alan Rodden told the Daily Mail Australia: "The injuries are horrific. Horrific. She's brain damaged.

    "It's pelvic, her arms, legs, back, neck – there's hardly a thing that's not broken. I just can't work out how the hell so much damage has been done.

    "Even the doctors have said they haven't seen anything as bad as this for a long time."

    Police said the theme park ride was travelling at 43mph when it collided with Shylah.

    It came after she was in a devastating car crash in 2021, after which she had to learn how to walk again.

    A GoFundMe set up by the family to cover what will be the gargantuan cost of caring for her has raised over AU$27,000 (£15,000).

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