February 5, 2023

Tragedy of rollercoaster victim Shylah Rodden is due to appear in Melbourne court this week on larceny charges.

Shylah remains bedridden at the Royal Melbourne Hospital recovering since a rollercoaster ride at the Melbourne Royal Show on September 24.

Police sources have told the Daily Mail Australia the charges were brought before the 26-year-old was involved in an accident.

Shylah Rodden (pictured) is due to appear in court for theft despite being badly injured after being hit by a roller coaster ride

Shylah Rodden faces a long struggle to recover after being hit by a roller coaster in September

Shylah Rodden faces a long struggle to recover after being hit by a roller coaster in September

Horrific footage shows Shylah Rodden (pictured in black) just before she is hit by the Rebel Coaster at the Melbourne Royal Show on September 24

Horrific footage shows Shylah Rodden (pictured in black) just before she is hit by the Rebel Coaster at the Melbourne Royal Show on September 24

Despite her dire condition, public court records show Shylah will appear in court on Wednesday alongside lawyers from Melbourne-based SLKQ Lawyers, who could not be contacted on Monday.

Hospital workers told Daily Mail Australia just days before Christmas that Shylah has remained in stable condition after being pulled from a medically-induced coma in November.

The court hearing is likely to be adjourned as Shylah continues to be unable to communicate with friends and family.

The allegations related to the indictments will remain hidden from the public until the matter either proceeds or is withdrawn before a judge.

It was revealed last year that Shylah had lived a tumultuous life, having previously been convicted of dishonesty.

Both Victoria Police and Shylah’s family declined to comment when questioned by Daily Mail Australia.

Shylah is facing years of rehabilitation after suffering a massive brain injury when she was thrown nine meters into the air by the fast-moving ride while trying to retrieve a dropped phone.

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Shylah’s father Alan Rodden told the Daily Mail Australia shortly after the incident that his daughter suffered life-changing injuries.

“I can’t talk to my daughter. She’ll be in a coma for a while,’ he said.

“The injuries are terrible. Terrible. She is brain damaged. The pelvis, the arms, the legs, the back, the neck – there is hardly anything that is not broken. I just can’t understand how the hell so much damage was done.

“Even the doctors said they hadn’t seen anything this bad in a long time.”

While Shylah’s condition is reported to be stable, close friends of hers have told the Daily Mail Australia that she remains trapped in her body and unable to communicate with anyone.

A spokeswoman for the Melbourne Royal Show claimed

A spokeswoman for the Melbourne Royal Show claimed “the safety and well-being of our show-goers remains our top priority” (pictured the Royal Melbourne Show).

Her supportive family will continue to care for her when she is eventually released from the hospital.

The Rodden family endured a nightmarish end to 2022 and faces more agony just days into the new year.

Trolls have mercilessly increased the family’s grief, and people continue to criticize Shylah’s actions after every single article about her has been published.

The abuse was so heinous that a video of Shylah being hit by the roller coaster went viral after it was posted to TikTok, accompanied by ridiculous music.

A GoFundMe The fundraiser, set up to help Shylah’s recovery, has now raised more than $23,000 and remains open, although it has met the $20,000 goal.

The money is just a drop in the ocean compared to what Shylah will need for the rest of her life.

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A friend who is in close contact with Shylah and her family told Daily Mail Australia the money from the fundraiser would help support Shylah’s long road to recovery.

“People have the impression that this money is only for their family. But people need to know that this money is for Shylah’s recovery,” the friend said.

“This money will be used for their therapy, their rehabilitation and things they need to change around the house to shower and toilet supplies.”

Questions about the height of the fences around the ride (pictured) remain unanswered by show management

Questions about the height of the fences around the ride (pictured) remain unanswered by show management

Shylah Rodden was charged with theft before her tragic accident in September

Shylah Rodden was charged with theft before her tragic accident in September

On the day she was hit by the roller coaster, Shylah was working on a friend’s booth at the Melbourne Royal Show.

The couple had just gone on a break when they decided to take a few rides to kill time.

Shylah is understood to have dropped her phone on the roller coaster and police believe she went onto the tracks of the high-speed ride to retrieve the device.

Government sources told the Daily Mail Australia last year that what prompted Shylah to jump onto the tracks was not a concern from the safety guard.

WorkSafe is understood to be investigating what the ride operators were doing when Shylah got on the tracks.

“Their toxicity levels are not relevant to determining whether the person responsible has done everything reasonably possible to provide a safe and healthy workplace,” a source told Daily Mail Australia.

A WorkSafe inspection concluded that The Rebel Coaster was “safe” to reopen just days after the accident, allowing operators to reopen the ride to the public.

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The move was criticized at the time by Shylah’s family, who called it “shameful”.

A spokeswoman for the Melbourne Royal Show told Daily Mail Australia at the time that WorkSafe had said the ride was safe to reopen.