Boy, 14, moved to London hospital after Sonisphere freak accident

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival has been moved to a London hospital for specialist treatment. The 14-year-old was catapulted from the ride and into a row of portable toilets in the grounds of Knebworth House, where the heavy

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival has been moved to a London hospital for specialist treatment.

The 14-year-old was catapulted from the ride and into a row of portable toilets in the grounds of Knebworth House, where the heavy metal festival was taking place.

He was rushed to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage with "life-threatening" chest injuries after the accident, at 2.30pm on Saturday.

He also injured a wrist and an ankle.


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An NHS spokesman confirmed to the Welwyn & Hatfield Times today (Tuesday) that the boy, from Hemel Hempstead, had been transferred to St Mary's Hospital.

His condition remains stable.

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The freak accident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

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