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Last Updated: Monday June 13 2005 17:49 GMT

Mum wants changes to speedy ride

A mum wants a 60mph theme park ride made safer after she said her daughter broke her wrists riding it.

Jane Seiga claimed her daughter Amelia's wrists were bent back by the speed of the Rita Queen of Speed ride at Alton Towers.

Safety inspectors have said the ride is safe and Alton Towers said the incident has been fully investigated.

Mrs Seiga said: "As a mother I just want to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else."

She added: "I want Alton Towers to raise the height restriction of the ride so children as young as Amelia are not allowed on it."

According to Mrs Seiga, her daughter was using the handrail when on the ride, but it was going so fast that she couldn't keep holding on.

At first doctors thought she had only sprained her wrists, but later discovered she had fractured both of them.

Alton Towers also said there was no fault with the ride, and there didn't seem to be any way of using the ride that could cause these injuries.

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive added "However, as it is a new ride, Alton Towers will continue to monitor it closely and will report any further incidents."



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