The Smiler ride at Alton Towers is in danger of being closed down permanently after the horror accident that saw multiple people injured and one lose a leg.
Alton Towers have come under increasing pressure to close down the ride that has been riddled with nothing but problems since it first opened, and now the park have decided to stay closed until the official investigation into just what went wrong with the ride concludes.
An Alton Towers Spokeswoman claimed:
Anybody with pre-booked tickets for Alton Towers tomorrow will be able to visit Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle or Legoland Windsor as an alternative.Advertisement
The total waiting time for the injured people on the ride is now thought to be a massive 38 minutes after it emerged that staff took 16 minutes to actually call 999, despite there being seriously injured people on the ride.
The £18 million ride is now in danger of being closed down, with one man who was injured but asked not to be named, claiming:
We saw the empty carriage at the bottom and we saw we weren’t going to stop. We all started shouting to the staff telling them to stop.Advertisement
I thought it was going to be the end of my life. They should tear that ride down. It’s not safe.