One Direction have vowed to meet a teenage fan who suffered a serious injury in a rollercoaster crash at Britain’s Alton Towers theme park.
Leah Washington, 17, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, had her leg amputated when the Smiler ride slammed into an empty carriage on June 2 (four others were badly hurt in the incident).
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Due to her injuries, Washington was unable to attend the boyband’s show at Cardiff Stadium last Saturday. So a friend launched a Twitter campaign #Get1DToLeah, calling for the four-piece to get in touch. Which they did.
According to the BBC, the band’s reps said Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson had filmed a video message for Washington. And Tomlinson has sent a personal tweet.
“Unfortunately because of their schedule they can’t visit her in hospital, but they have offered Leah tickets to a forthcoming concert of her choice when she has recovered, and will be delighted to meet her backstage then,” the band’s reps said.
1D is currently touring Europe for their Back on the Road shows. They wrap things up June 27 at the Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland, before kicking off a North America run beginning July 9 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
@leahwashy Thinking about you Leah & hoping you are home in South Yorkshire soon Xx
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) June 8, 2015