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Rita - Queen of Speed breaks a 12-year old girl's wrists
Posted by: Webmaster | 14 June 2005 14:11

Amelia Seiga, 12, from Colwyn Bay, north Wales was treated for sprained wrists after going on the newly-opened Rita, Queen of Speed ride in April.

Medics at the scene said they were sprained but, after a week of pain, Ms Seiga asked for an x-ray which she says showed both Amelia's wrists were broken.

Alton Towers have defended the ride saying that a full and thorough investigation of the ride was completed both internally by Alton Towers and externally by the Health and Safety Executive.

A Health and Safety spokesman confirmed no faults had been found, but Alton Towers will continue to monitor the ride, and in the event of any further incidents the case will be reopened.

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    Topic: Rita - Queen of Speed breaks a 12-year old girl's wrists
    bsheldon 26-Jul-2005 16:57:39
    I am still amazed that a huge alarm is sent up when one out of tens of thousands of people get hurt. Obviously this is terrible and no one should get hurt but there is nothing wrong with the ride if this is a very, very isolated incident. They need to question her as to what she did wrong to get hurt and then maybe post a sign telling others not to do it.

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