Elevator from hell hits roof at 80kmh

Last updated 12:09 09/06/2014
TEMPERVALE/Live Leak

A man was seriously injured after the elevator he was in took him 31 floors in 15 seconds and hit the top of the building.

Relevant offers

Americas

NZ spy watchdog shares concerns over Trump Following Donald Trump's trip, Angela Merkel says Europe can't rely on US 'Brave and selfless' Oregon stabbing victims hailed as heroes for standing up to racist rants Voting is important, but is it more important than other civil rights? US President Donald Trump hits out at 'fake news' after Jared Kushner reports Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump handshake was 'moment of truth' Eight killed in shootings at three homes in Mississippi, US police say With Donald Trump, what you see is not only what you get; it's also all you get Amid escalating Russia crisis, US President Donald Trump considers major staff changes Two US men stabbed to death on train trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

A man is seriously injured after the elevator he was in sped uncontrollably and then crashed.

Footage posted on YouTube reportedly shows Jose Vergara Acevedo entering a lift on the first floor of a building in Providencia, part of the greater Santiago area of Chile.

Before the elevator doors even close the elevator starts rising quickly. The doors do shut but then reopen as the 31-year-old passenger frantically pushes buttons on the control panel.

The elevator rose 30 storeys in 15 seconds, Fox 8 television said in a report put together from Spanish language media sources.

It is estimated the lift reached speeds of 80kmh.

After reaching the 31st floor, the elevator crashed into the building's roof, leaving Acevedo with head and leg injuries.

The building, at Bustamante Community Park, was finished just eight months ago. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content