Alton Towers Smiler Crash: Leah Washington On Twitter Trolls

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A teenager whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has revealed that she has been targeted by Twitter trolls.

Leah Washington said she had been sent “upsetting” messages online, including by people saying they would be prepared to “lose a leg for £1m” compensation.

The 18-year-old from Barnsley was one of five people who suffered severe injuries on the Smiler ride on 2 June.

Ms Washington also fractured her hand in the crash at the Staffordshire park.

Speaking to Capital FM, she said: “I don’t think people understand how much my life has changed.

“People say ‘Oh, I’d lose a leg for millions of pounds’, but they wouldn’t because they don’t understand everything else that comes along with it – the pain, the physio, the learning to walk again.

“It is so much and so not worth the money.”


Ms Washington, who was on…

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