Lift goes up very fast – level 3

18-06-2014 07:00

This CCTV footage shows the terrifying moment a man is seriously injured after an out-of-control lift shot up 30 floors in just 15 seconds, crashing into the roof.

The footage captures Jose Vergara entering the lift in a building in Santiago, Chile last Friday evening.

At first, the doors close, but within seconds suddenly reopen, as the lift begins hurtling upwards at high speed.

Floors can be seen flying by, as Jose frantically presses the buttons on the control panel.

Jose was found with injuries to his head and legs when the elevator apparently slammed into the roof. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

According to local media, the lift was inside a building that was finished just eight months ago.

It’s estimated that the lift hit the roof at a speed of almost 80 kilometres an hour (50 miles an hour).

Difficult words: CCTV (security camera), footage (video), hurtle (move very fast), frantically (in panic), slam (hit hard).



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