When you ride a rollercoaster, especially the world’s second longest rollercoaster, you don’t expect to be showered in blood during your ride, yet that is exactly what happened to passengers on ‘The Ultimate’ at Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire last month according to a recent post on mirror.co.uk. “Rollercoaster passengers were showered with blood after a deer stumbled onto the track of Europe’s longest rollercoaster and was hit by one of its carriages.”
Apparently, a young deer was hit by one of the carriages, which travels for a whopping seven minutes at speeds of over 50mph, and was decapitated, killing the animal instantly, leaving a bloodbath in its wake. No people were injured, but I imagine their clothes may be stained. Talk about an unforgettable ride! They may want to consider hunting at the park, as this is the second time a deer has been hit on the ride since it first opened in 1991.
Take a look at the video below to get a better feel of just how fast this ride is and how long it is:
(Feature photo via canada.com)