After seeing the video after the crash and hearing the screams, seeing how close the cars are together, it wouldn't be a surprise to hear that the people in the front row have some serious leg damage. Really terrible event.Out of the four with serious injuries one has been released from hospital this morning but it appears that one of the injured may have to had a leg amputated (this has not been confirmed but reported in the sensationalist papers).
Thats a lot of wasted cash. Sounds crass but it'll blow over, they will leave it. Ridership will pickupIt'd be naive to think they aren't considering tearing down the ride. Aside from this horrendous incident, the ride has been plagued with problems from day one which only adds to the negative safety perception of the ride, and across the park.
I kinda wish the victims of last years crash would pipe down a bit. Them calling for Smiler to close will have no effect on the operation of the ride. It was human error, which will have now be made failsafe with new procedures and training. It was terrible what happened to them, but it does seem that they adding their to pence for more attention.