Sonisphere accident boy discharged from hospital

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival has been discharged from hospital. The lad, who had spent his 15th birthday on Saturday in a hospital bed, was given the all-clear to go home by doctors yesterday (Wednesday). He had been

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival has been discharged from hospital.

The lad, who had spent his 15th birthday on Saturday in a hospital bed, was given the all-clear to go home by doctors yesterday (Wednesday).

He had been catapulted from a Orbiter-type fairground attraction and into a row of portable toilets at the rock festival in the grounds of Knebworth House on Saturday, August 1.

He was rushed to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage with life-threatening chest injuries and internal bleeding, as well as a damaged ankle and wrist.


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Days later the teen, from Hemel Hempstead, was transferred to St Mary's Hospital in London for specialist treatment.

This week he was transferred back to the Lister, before being discharged.

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The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the accident.

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