What happened to the girl who lost her leg at Alton Towers?
A woman whose leg was amputated after a horrific accident at Alton Towers has given birth to a baby boy. Vicky Balch feared she would never have a baby after losing her leg on the theme park’s Smiler ride in 2015. The family then spent three nights in neonatal before finally going home.
How much compensation did the girl who lost her leg at Alton Towers get?
Alton Towers crash survivor Vicky Balch has revealed she’s bought her first home with her fiancé. The 24-year-old lost a leg in the horrific incident on The Smiler ride in 2015 and received a multi-million pound payout last month.
How much did Leah Washington get?
They were fined an initial £5million, and interim payments have covered Leah and Joe’s medical and physio bills to date – but the pair have also submitted a ‘substantial’ compensation claim.
What happened to Leah Washington?
Leah Washington on having her leg amputated after the Alton Towers Smiler crash.
How did the girl lose her legs on the smiler?
GIRLS WEEKEND Leah, of Barnsley, was riding in the front carriage with her boyfriend Joe Pugh when it smacked into another cart and left them trapped for more than four hours. She was aged 17 at the time.
Did the smiler crash victims get compensation?
A woman who lost her leg in an Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in 2015 has received a multi-million pound payout for the incident. Vicky Balch says she has endured a wretched four years after the car she was riding in struck an empty carriage stranded on the track of The Smiler ride.
Did someone died on the smiler at Alton Towers?
What happened? Two teenagers – Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17 – each lost a leg in the collision in June.
How much did Alton Towers crash victims get?
Did Leah Washington go to university?
The teenager, who wants to be a teacher, was meant to go to Leeds Trinity University this September but decided she was not ready. She said: “The place is deferred, I haven’t decided what I am doing yet. I haven’t decided whether to have another year off to get myself back to where I was before.
Who was the girl in the Alton Towers crash?
Leah Washington, from Barnsley, was left with severe injuries after the crash in June 2015, involving the Smiler ride. She had been riding in the front carriage, along with her boyfriend, when it crashed into another cart ahead and left them trapped for more than four hours.
Who was the girl who had her leg amputated at Alton Towers?
A survivor of a horror crash at Alton Towers which resulted in her leg being amputated has returned to the resort for a girl’s weekend. Leah Washington, from Barnsley, was left with severe injuries after the crash in June 2015, involving the Smiler ride.
Who was injured in Smiler crash at Alton Towers?
Your information will be used in accordance with our Privacy Notice. A woman who lost her leg in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has received a multi-million pound payout four years on. Beautician Vicky Balch was one of 16 people injured when an empty carriage was stranded on the track of ride Smiler back in June 2015.
Why did the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers?
The rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers which left five people seriously injured was caused by ‘human error’ when a worker ‘overrode a safety control’, it was confirmed today.