A funfare goer was flung from a ride and left hanging in mid-air after the safety bar flew open.
The woman went on a ride known as ‘The Pendulum’ in the city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to local media.
Heart-stopping video posted yesterday shows the ride swing left and right as it gains speed to reach to the top, sending riders upside down.
As it stays at the top for a few seconds, a woman is seen dangling in the air after her safety restraint flies open.
She holds onto the bar as spectators scream in horror.
The staff are alerted and try to slow down the ride after noticing the accident.
The woman is then sent smashing to the ground when the ride descends and hits her.
It is believed that nearby onlookers attended to the woman and took her to safety as soon as the staff stopped the ride.
It’s not clear if she sustained any injuries from the impact.
Local authorities closed the entire fairground as organisers failed to meet security measures and without suitable permissions, it is reported.
Civil Protection general director Efren Matamoros confirmed that inspectors checked the fairground’s rides and closed the area after discovering the correct permits were not in place.