Report says Alton Towers Smiler accident result of manual safety override

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2015 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two staff from Alton Towers are under investigation over the horrific Smiler ride crash that seriously injured four people, including two young women who each lost a leg. According to The Daily Mail, an engineer overrode an automatic safety lock, allowing the ride operator to send the carriage full of people careering into an empty vehicle that had ‘stalled’ further down the track.

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