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Alton Towers survivor Victoria Balch tells of collision

A woman who had her right leg amputated following a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers theme park has described how the ride collided with the empty carriage in front several times.

Victoria Balch told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that despite being conscious during the initial impact, she eventually fainted and had to be woken by Daniel Thorpe, who was also on the ride.

The crash left them and 14 other people trapped 25ft (7.6m) above the ground. She waited for over four hours to be rescued, and said at times she believed she would not survive.

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  • 16 Sep 2015
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