Video: Riders thrown 20 feet in N.C. state fair ride accident
On Sunday, three people remained in the hospital days after the Vortex suddenly started spinning as riders were getting off
RALEIGH, N.C. — New video shows the horror and chaos moments after a ride at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds suddenly restarted as people were exiting, dropping some riders from heights that eyewitnesses estimated at 20 or 30 feet.
The video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows an injured person being pulled away from the Vortex ride, which has been known for thrilling riders with its wild twirls and flips.
"I heard the people hit that metal floor, just real loud multiple hits," eyewitness Joe Gillie told ABC News.