News State SA News Woman suffers suspected spinal injuries on Royal Adelaide Show ride

Woman suffers suspected spinal injuries on Royal Adelaide Show ride

Emergency services attend a patient on the No Limit ride. Photo: ABC News
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A woman has been taken to hospital after suffering suspected spinal injuries on a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show, the SA Ambulance Service says.

A spokesperson said the 21-year-old woman has been treated and transferred to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and is in a stable condition.

Show authorities confirmed an incident on the No Limit ride, which required paramedics and emergency services to rush to the scene on Wednesday afternoon.

The woman was slowly moved from her seat on the ride into a stretcher and then into an ambulance, while surrounded by SA Ambulance and State Emergency Service staff.

A show spokesperson said the incident was not the result of a ride malfunction and described it as relating to “personal health”.

The spokesperson said the ride was closed to undergo precautionary checks, but has now resumed operating.

Ride regulator SafeWork SA has confirmed that, after initially being alerted, it would not be investigating the incident further.

“SafeWork SA was notified of an incident relating to a woman suffering an injury whilst on a ride,” a spokesperson said.

“SafeWork SA and the Royal Adelaide Show responded and found the injury relates to a medical condition rather than a mechanical issue relating to the ride.”

The incident comes amid heightened focus on safety, with four rides banned by SafeWork SA from this year’s show.