Dad says it was ‘shocking and terrifying’ seeing son under car on Ghost Train ride in Skegness

Thomas Russon.
Thomas Russon.

The family of the boy who was trapped under a car on the Ghost Train ride at Skegness Pleasure Beach have spoken about the ‘terrifying’ incident.

The incident happened on Monday and the six-year-old was airlifted to hospital.

Thomas Russon, from Sheffield, was trapped under a car on the Ghost Train ride at Skegness.

The train had to be lifted off him by his dad David Russon who rushed in when it became apparent something was wrong.

Thomas has suffered extensive bruising and needed a skin graft to repair severe burns on his abdomen and will need further surgery next week.

David Russon said: “It was shocking and terrifying seeing him stuck under the car and lying there unconscious.

“Our focus now is on making sure he gets the best possible treatment so that he is back on his feet as soon as possible.

“We don’t yet know exactly what happened and it is vital that there is an urgent investigation so that any issues with the ride or the safety shut off mechanisms can be identified to prevent any other children also getting injured. We don’t want anyone else to suffer as Thomas has.

“We ask that people now respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is looking into the incident.