Rollercoaster owner fined $9m over horror smash

The rollercoaster (APTN)
The rollercoaster (APTN)

The owner of British theme park Alton Towers has been fined $9 million dollars over a horror rollercoaster crash last year.

Sixteen people were injured when the ride smashed into an empty carriage left sitting on the track.

Two teenage girls lost legs and almost bled to death when they were left sitting in the wreck for five hours.

The crash was blamed on human error, and the company pleaded guilty to health and safety charges.