Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5 million over Smiler crash

Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5 million over Smiler crash
 

The fine was issued by Judge Michael Chambers QC on the second day of a sentence hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
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Two teenagers - Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17 - each lost a leg in the collision in June last year which "changed the lives of some of those injured in the most dramatic way", according to a judge.
The horror crash also left three others seriously injured, including Wednesbury mother Chanda Chauhan.
Judge Michael Chambers QC said it had been a ‘needless and avoidable’ accident.
Stafford Crown Court heard that... read more

 
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