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Rollercoaster crash victim leg amputated

Monday June 8 2015

A BARNSLEY girl injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has had her leg amputated.

Leah Washington, 17, was on The Smiler ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18, when the accident happened on Tuesday, June 2.

In a statement, Leah's father David said: "We would like to thank our family and friends and all the well-wishers for their support. 

"Leah has suffered a life-changing injury and now has many months of rehabilitation ahead of her.

"We have done this to put people's minds at rest and we would also ask everyone to respect Leah's privacy as she undergoes this rehabilitation.

"We would like to thank all the emergency services at the scene and all the hopsital staff who saved Leah's life."

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Reply Posted by Babs on Monday June 8 2015 at 13:45
Sending prayers, strength, hugs and love to Leah xx.
Sending prayers, strength, hugs and love to all those involved last Tuesday xx.

Reply Posted by Terry on Monday June 8 2015 at 14:05
I hope all involved in this terrible incident will come through
Leah, your family, friends, will give you strength, lots of support to bring you through this.
Everyone I speak with wish you all the best and you will get through this.
God bless you be strong please. x

Reply Posted by justine on Monday June 8 2015 at 16:43
God bless you all especially leah may with gods love you will all get trough this i myself will pray for you all tonight x

ipso Regulated