How much money did the girl who lost her legs on the Smiler get?

March 19, 2020 Off By idswater

How much money did the girl who lost her legs on the Smiler get?

Alton Towers crash survivor Vicky Balch has revealed she’s bought her first home with her fiancé. The 24-year-old lost a leg in the horrific incident on The Smiler ride in 2015 and received a multi-million pound payout last month.

How much money did the girl from Alton Towers get?

Alton Towers crash survivor Vicky Balch today reveals she has received a multi-million pound payout for her horrific injuries – after a wretched four years.

How old is Vicky Balch?

19 years old
Vicky Balch was 19 years old when an accident at Alton Towers theme park resulted in her having to have a through knee leg amputation. At the time of the accident, Vicky was a young girl enjoying life.

How much compensation did Smiler victims get?

A woman who lost her leg in an Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in 2015 has received a multi-million pound payout for the incident. Vicky Balch says she has endured a wretched four years after the car she was riding in struck an empty carriage stranded on the track of The Smiler ride.

What went wrong with the Smiler?

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Smiler crash, a rollercoaster collision which rocked the UK back in 2015. The serious crash unfolded on June 2, 2015, when a loaded train on the Alton Towers attraction collided with an empty test train, causing serious injuries to a number of riders.

Is Vicky Balch pregnant?

Huge congratulations to Vicky Balch and partner Dino, who have welcomed a baby boy. The new mum made the announcement via an Instagram post, saying she had been through an ’emotional rollercoaster’.

How much was Vicky Balch awarded?

How many people lost their leg on the Smiler?

Alton Towers was fined £5m in 2016 after sixteen people were injured in the Smiler crash the year before. Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17, each lost a leg in the crash. The theme park made a number of safety changes to the ride afterwards.

Did the smiler crash victims get compensation?

Who are the victims of the Smiler crash?

A law firm representing eight of those injured when two carriages of the Smiler ride crashed on 2 June said interim payments had been released to help with the victims’ rehabilitation. Leah Washington, 17, who has had to have a leg amputated, is among those being represented by Stewarts Law.

How did Vicky Balch feel after the Smiler crash?

Vicky Balch said her compensation quest was “stressful and depressing” and forced her to examine the difficulties and anxieties that lie ahead. But she can finally breath easy and says that ‘it’s like a weight has been lifted’ and she ‘can finally get on with her life’.

Who are the victims of the Alton Towers Smiler accident?

Joe, who broke both kneecaps and had his little finger snapped off by The Smiler ride accident , has received an estimated £100,000 pay-off, while Leah Washington, whose left leg was badly crushed and amputated above the knee, should receive more than £2 million.

What did Leah Washington need after the Smiler crash?

Leah, whose case should be resolved next year, will need money for the rest of her life. Her parents had to move house to a bungalow with wheelchair access and she needs physiotherapy and prosthetic legs. Each of the top of the range legs with a microprocessor knee joint can cost up to £80,000 and last about eight years.