Leah, who lost a leg in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, said she could not thank medics enough for what medics did for her.Read the full story ›
Leah Washington gives first television news interview about horror crash as she shares footage of her early steps with an artificial leg.Read the full story ›
Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington, who lost a leg as a result of the horrific incident, celebrated her 18th birthday last night.Read the full story ›
The theme park's owner issues profit warning after a crash that injured five people and led to a four-day closure of the attraction.Read the full story ›
A teenager seriously hurt in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers says he is not bitter or angry at the owners of the theme park.Read 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 ›
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 rollercoaster crash victim Vicky Balch has posted an 'inspired' first picture since losing her right leg.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.
Alton Towers has made its first payouts to the victims of the Smiler crash.
Leah Washington, 17, who had to have part of her leg amputated, could receive several million pounds in compensation.
Her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18, shattered both kneecaps in the rollercoaster smash last month.
Dancer Victoria Balch, 20, has had extensive surgery for her "life-changing" leg injuries. While her boyfriend Daniel Thorpe suffered a fractured leg and punctured lung.
Lawyers representing the victims said the money would help with their "rehabilitation" as well as four others who were also injured.
Paul Paxton, Head of Personal Injury at law firm Stewart Law, said: "The families are satisfied that no expense is being spared in the investigation into what caused the accident on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers."
He also met with Health and Safety inspectors who said the ride is likely to remain closed for a significant period of time and indeed "may never open again".