Alton Towers Smiler crash: Amputation a ‘relief’ says victim
16 September 2015
From the section Lancashire
Victoria Balch has been receiving physiotherapy classes to help her learn to walk again
A woman who required a leg amputation following a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers theme park has described the operation as a “relief”.
Victoria Balch, 20, from Lancashire, had six rounds of surgery tin a bid to to save her leg.
But she told the Victoria Derbyshire programme the pain had become a burden following an infection.
Ms Balch was one of five people who sustained serious injuries on the Smiler ride on 2 June.
She was sitting in the front of the ride alongside Leah Washington, Joe Pugh and Daniel Thorpe, when it hit an empty carriage.
The crash left them and 12 other people trapped 25ft (7.6m) above the …read more
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