Sonisphere accident boy recovering in hospital

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival is recovering in hospital. The teenager 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. The

A BOY thrown from a fairground ride at the Sonisphere Festival is recovering in hospital.

The teenager, who is from Hertfordshire, 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.

The 14-year-old - not 15, as was first thought - was rushed to the Lister Hospital with "life-threatening" chest injuries.

He had also injured a wrist and ankle in the freak accident, at 2.30pm on Saturday.


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His condition today (Monday) was described as stable.

A police spokeswoman said the accident had been passed to the Health and Safety Executive to investigate.

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