A YOUNG woman is fighting for her life after being flung out of a ride at a royal fair.
Onlookers were left in shock as the Rebel Coaster threw the 20-year-old from her seat at the Royal Melbourne Show in Australia on Sunday.
Paramedics treated the woman for serious facial injuries at the scene before taking her to hospital in a critical condition.
Others on the ride were left stranded at height on the rollercoaster as it was immediately shut down.
Cops have cordoned off the area as they and event organisers launch an investigation into what happened.
“There was a reported injury on the Rebel Coaster ride today,” The Royal Melbourne Show said in a statement.
“We are working closely with the ride operator, WorkSafe Victoria and Victoria Police to investigate the issue further, however we can confirm that no one has fallen from the ride.
“The ride in question will be closed for the foreseeable future and updates will be made as information comes to hand.”
“The safety and well-being of our visitors to the Show is our number one priority.”
They confirmed the visitor had been taken to hospital for further assessment.
The fair is a family-friendly event that runs from September 19 to 29.
It’s the first time the fair has gone ahead in two years after being shut due to Covid restrictions.