Miraculously, the worst injury to come from this disaster was a broken leg. Even more miraculously, it was caught on tape.
If, like me, you're not into amusement park thrill rides, this video may scare the crap out of you. If you do like thrill rides, this video might convince you that I'm right. Those things are all death traps.
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This nauseating clip comes from Luna Park in Cap d'Agne, on the southern coast of France. A young couple was taking off in the Fifth Element slingshot ride when one of the elastic cables suddenly snapped, leaving them dangling against a support tower. A 24-year-old woman suffered a broken leg, while her male companion only had a few bruises. The two were suspended in the air for an hour before firefighters could get them down. All in all, not a great day at the park.
Luna Park staff blamed the accident on a "manufacturing defect" in the elastic, and claimed that this kind of malfunction had never happened before (I'd certainly hope not.) An investigation has been launched. Here's the carnage from another angle:
Stay inside, kids. There's nothing for you out there but pain.