Couple injured in Alton Towers Smiler crash to marry

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A couple seriously injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers have announced their engagement.

Leah Washington and Joe Pugh were both teenagers riding the Smiler when it crashed in 2015. Leah’s leg was later amputated and Joe had shattered knees.

Leah showed off her engagement ring in a photo from Venice on her Instagram page.

She received thousands of likes and wrote: “So this happened yesterday… I SAID YES.”

Joe wrote on his Instagram page “What a great end to a long weekend in Venice… SHE SAID YES”

The pair, from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, were among 16 people hurt in the crash, five of them seriously, when two carriages on the ride collided in June that year.