Loose wheel injures roller coaster riders at a British amusement park

Posted on November 3, 2013 • Filed under: Tourists Injured, United Kingdom

AOL Travel UK reports that Alton Towers’ newest roller coaster was forced to close when the wheels on The Smiler became loose and hit riders sat on the front row. Speaking to the Daily Mail, a spokeswoman for the theme park in Staffordshire said it was shut on Saturday afternoon following a “technical issue”. She said the small, plastic guide wheels “were caught beneath the track in the safety netting, but regrettably several were flicked into the guests sitting in the front row of the train”. Read article

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