Camera catches man’s terrifying out-of-control elevator ride

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SANTIAGO, CHILE – The surveillance video is hard to believe and frightening to imagine. A faulty elevator shoots up 31 flights in just 15 seconds, as a poor guy frantically pushes buttons inside.

The ride ultimately busts through the roof and the 31-year-old passenger is rushed to the hospital.

José Vergara Acevedo suffered serious injuries to his head and legs.

The cause of the malfunction is under investigation.