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IN People ON 28 Sep, 2015
Four people seriously got injured in The Smiler crash at Alton Towers (UK) in June. The carriage of the roller coaster with four seated banged into a vehicle with 50mph. The horror accident led 20-year-old Vicky Balch's right leg amputated. After the deadly incident, chief of the park's parent company Merlin Entertainments, Nick Varney visited Vicky at her home. What Varney told there left everyone embarrassed.
Millionaire Varney said they will reopen The Smiler as they are losing a lot of fortune.
Vicky said: 'This happened to me on their ride so why would they want to reopen it so quickly? It has changed my future – my independence has completely gone and I cry all the time.' She added: 'They weren't asking our opinion, they were just informing us. I got upset. I knew they'd want to reopen it, but not so quickly. It's disrespectful.'
Vicky shared her terrible experience like this: 'As we went round, you could see the empty car ahead. The screams of excitement turned to screams of terror and pain, we hit the car a second time and I fainted, I must have been in so much pain.
Regarding her personal life, Vicky said: 'It was going really well with Dan but not now.' After my first op I asked my mum, "Who's going to want me like this?" And I still think like that.'
The victims complain that the park administration is not serious towards their issue.