Charles Bronson - Britain's most notorious prisoner- has sent Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington a get well pictureRead the full story ›
Leah Washington, 17, had to have her left leg amputated after being trapped for hours on The Smiler rollercoaster at the theme park.Read the full story ›
Visitors were evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power cut forced the ride to grind to a halt.Read the full story ›
In a statement, Alton Towers told ITV News Central:
“Following a temporary loss of power at TH13TEEN, guests were taken off the ride. Alton Towers Resort staff followed the established procedure to ensure everyone was helped off safely.”
There are reports people have had to be evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power outage caused the ride to stop midway.
Pictures on social media show people on the rollercoaster Th13teen, which appears to have broken down.
Alton Towers has apologised after it took up to an hour to evacuate passengers from a broken down monorail on the hottest day of the year.Read the full story ›
Alton Towers victim posts her first photo since the accident, posing alongside Worcestershire-born Afghanistan veteran Major Kate Philp.Read the full story ›
A student who suffered life-changing injuries in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her right leg amputated, her lawyers have said.
This morning, my client, Vicky Balch, has had her right leg amputated below the knee. Vicky has had a long and incredibly painful fight to retain her leg. Regrettably, her bravery has not been rewarded.
The step was taken to remove the leg following seven bouts of surgery. Further surgery will be required in the immediate future, which may involve a more acute amputation.
Ms Balch is the second of the crash victims to lose a limb; Leah Washington had to have her left leg amputated earlier this month.
18-year-old Joe Pugh has been discharged from the Royal Stoke University Hospital after being seriously injured in the crash on the Smiler roller coaster.
Both of Joe's knees were shattered in the crash as the carriage he was sat in crashed with a test vehicle.
He also suffered injuries to his hand.
Joe's girlfriend Leah Washington (17), who was being treated at the same hospital, needed to have a left leg amputated above the knee after as her crash injuries were so severe.
Alton Towers has released interim payments to assist with the rehabilitation of a Barnsley couple who were left seriously injured after a rollercoaster crashed. The Smiler ride has been closed since the incident which saw Leah Washington have to have her leg amputated, with her boyfriend Joe Pugh also suffering serious injuries.