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One Direction have filmed a video message (Picture: WireImage) One Direction have offered to meet Leah Washington whose leg was amputated after the Smiler rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers. The band have filmed a video message for the 17-year-old who is a huge fan of the band after her friends started a social media campaign using the hashtag #Get1DToLeah to get them in touch. Her friend Sara Stuart told the BBC that Leah would be delighted with the news: ‘She’s seen them so many times. ‘It’s really given Leah something to aim for and really look forward to once she’s recovered.’ Read more →
Leah Washington had her leg amputated after the crash (Picture: Leah Washington/Facebook) A teenager who had to have her left amputated after the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has stood up for the first time. Leah Washington, 17, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was one of four seriously injured when a carriage on The Smiler crashed into an empty one on Tuesday last week. She was taken into intensive care after she was trapped on the ride for more than four hours. Her left leg was taken off above the knee and her condition has dramatically improved. Speaking to the BBC, Leah’s brother […] Read more →