Last month a genius in the Alton Towers’ PR department thought it would be a good idea to run a competition to let one lucky winner “test” out their rides before they open them to the public. They illustrated the advert on Facebook with a picture of the Smiler rollercoaster that crashed yesterday…
The competition is open till Friday 12th June. Enter by sending in a short video telling Alton Towers why you love their rollercoasters here.
A collision between two carriages on Alton Towers’ newest roller-coaster has left 4 people seriously injured.
Ambulance crews say 4 people have been seriously hurt in an accident on The Smiler at Alton Towers pic.twitter.com/8iDRZx4x1x
— Capital Wirral News (@CapitalWIRNews) June 2, 2015
The ride has been plagued by technical problems since its construction and had its launch delayed after a fault left journalists dangling during a preview event.