FIRE crews had to be called after a woman suffered whip lash injuries riding on a high-speed wooden rollercoaster at Gulliver’s World.

The woman was riding the Antelope ride on Friday at 4.40pm and suffered the injury when it came to a halt.

Crews used a spinal board to help her out of the ride before she was taken to hospital to be checked over.

Gulliver’s World confirmed there were no issues with the ride itself and it was in perfect working order.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver's said: "The Antelope is a high speed rollercoaster.

“Unfortunately, a 63-year-old lady complained of lower back pain after going on the ride on Friday afternoon.

“For her safety, the on-site first aid team called for expert medical assistance and the fire service were then called to assist her in getting down the steps from the station building.”