31 people injured during a ride at Legoland in Germany, police say

Dozens of people were injured during a ride at an amusement park in Germany on Thursday, police said.

The incident happened at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria shortly before 2 p.m. local time when two roller coaster trains collided, local police said in a statement.

The accident happened when a train on the roller coaster came to a stop and a train behind it failed to fully brake, crashing into it, police said.

The incident happened on the Fire Dragon route, Legoland Deutschland said.

A roller coaster is seen next to the logo at the entrance to the “Legoland” amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, August 11, 2022.

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At least 31 people were injured in the accident, including one seriously, a local police spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. Among them, 16 people were taken to hospital, while 15 were assessed on the spot and allowed to return home, police said. Among the injured were 10 children, a teenager and 20 adults, police said.

A total of 38 people were on the trains, Legoland Deutschland said.

Three rescue helicopters responded to the scene as a precaution but were not used, police said.

All passengers have been removed from the ride, which will remain closed for the time being, police said.

The Memmingen public prosecutor’s office is investigating the cause of the accident, police said.

PICTURED: A fire truck drives past the entrance to Legoland on August 11, 2022 in Bavaria, Germany.

A fire truck drives past the entrance to Legoland on August 11, 2022 in Bavaria, Germany.

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Investigators will be on site Friday, police said.

In a statement, Legoland Deutschland division manager Manuela Stone thanked emergency personnel for their response and wished everyone involved a “speedy recovery”.

Last week, a person died in a roller coaster accident at another German amusement park, Klotti Park, after falling from the ride, officials said. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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