Man hospitalised after SECOND Alton Towers roller coaster crash

A man has been taken to hospital after a roller coaster crash at Alton Towers


by Fiona Day |
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It’s been a month since Alton Towers was forced to temporarily close its doors after a horrific roller coaster crash.

Four people were left seriously injured when two carriages on the Smiler roller coaster collided. Two young women were forced to have a leg amputated following the brutal crash.

Now safety at the world famous park has been questioned again after a second roller coaster crash.

The incident- which occurred on Tuesday- lead to one man being taken to hospital and three others suffering from minor head injuries.

Eye-wtiness Danny Robinson told The Mirror: "I was stood with the bags watching them when it happened. The carriage came round to the end at full pace and crashed into one with a young family inside.

"The mum in the other carriage was screaming. Two of my friends hit the back of their heads and another two hurt their necks. They spent about 20 minutes getting them out of the carriage.”

This is the second serious incident to occur at Alton Towers this week

The 24-year-old from Liverpool added: “All four were taken to the medical centre spent two-and-a-half hours getting checked over and heat pads on their necks. Afterwards one of them started throwing up everywhere and ended up going to hospital."

A spokeswoman for Alton Towers later said: “Two cars in the station area nudged each other at walking pace. The guests on the two cars walked off and we advised that they attend our medical centre as a precautionary measure."

A young girl suffered from sun stroke yesterday after being trapped in a roller coaster at the park.

The Sonic Spinball ride became stuck yesterday during the hottest part of the day (on the hottest day of the year so far) and visitors were left suspended face down for 40 minutes.

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