A DAD revealed the heartstopping moment a woman hurtled “like a pinball” into his teen son – knocking him out after she was flung “15 feet” from a Hull fair ride.
Ben Corran, 16, was spinning around on the Sizzler when the woman was thrown from the ride and crashed into him last night.
Horrified families recounted how they saw a “lot of blood” as paramedics rushed to help the woman.
And Ben’s dad Chris recounted how the fun family day out turned to terror as his son was knocked out in the terrifying incident.
He told The Sun: “We’d been taking the mick out of Ben just moments before – telling him not to pass out and stuff like that.
“Moments later, out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone fly through the barricades.
“I ran over and could see Ben pinned to the ride by his restraint. He was unconscious. It seems the woman fell on top of him from the Air Maxx 360.”
The dad, from Hull, East Yorks, said the woman’s body had knocked out his son before being “thrown from the Sizzler ride as it whizzed round”.
He said: “She was effectively like a pin-ball. She hurtled into the barricades.”
Ben is now recovering at home, while the woman involved remains at the Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.
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Eye-witnesses described seeing the woman “fly off” the ride, and paramedics were seen treating her before she was quickly taken to hospital.
One claimed: “The bar failed and a girl just came flying off it while it was in motion.
“There was a lot of blood. It didn’t look good.”
Fellow witness Stephen Glen said the woman, who appeared to be in her 30s, was put in a neck brace and on a spinal board by medics.
He said: “The woman was unconscious laid on the platform of the next ride, the Sizzle.
“St John’s Ambulance was on the scene straight away and put a tube into her mouth.
“They put a neck brace on and put her onto a spinal board. “Police arrived and cordoned off the scene.”
She was effectively like a pin-ball. She hurtled into the barricades
It comes as it was revealed the fairground ride involved in last night’s horror is believed to be the same model involved in a fatal 2014 accident.
Both rides have been closed while officers and health and safety officials from Hull City Council work together to establish what happened.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said they had been called to the scene on Monday evening, saying: “A woman has been taken to hospital for treatment after falling from a ride at Hull Fair this evening Monday 7 October.
“It’s believed she fell from one ride onto the base of a nearby ride and injured herself. It also appears a teenager who was on the ground also received minor injuries.
“Both rides have been closed while officers and health and safety officials from Hull City Council work together to establish what happened.”
Hull Fair, ran by Hull City Council Events Team and also the Showmen’s Guild told Sun Online: “No comments at this time. An investigation is in progress.”
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Gary Leach, who is chairman of the Showmen’s Guild, says his thoughts are with all those involved.
He said: “The police, ambulance, and health and safety are all liaising. No one knows really what has happened. We are getting all different stories.
“All we can hope is the girl is not injured too badly. Our thoughts are with anyone who has been injured.”
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