Dad reveals heartstopping moment woman hurtled ‘like a pinball’ into teen son, 16, knocking him out after she was flung ’15ft’ off another Hull fair ride

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 another Hull fair ride.

Ben Corran, 16, was spinning around on the Sizzler when the woman was thrown from the Air Maxx 360 ride and crashed into him last night.

 Ben Corran, pictured with his dad Chris, was knocked out when the woman crashed into him after being flung from the ride at Hull Fair last night

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Ben Corran, pictured with his dad Chris, was knocked out when the woman crashed into him after being flung from the ride at Hull Fair last nightCredit: Supplied The teen was on the Sizzler at the time of the horror - pictured here on the same ride three years ago

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The teen was on the Sizzler at the time of the horror – pictured here on the same ride three years agoCredit: Supplied

Horrified families recounted how they saw a “lot of blood” as paramedics rushed to help the woman who suffered broken ribs and jaw.

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.”

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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.

Shocked witnesses last night described seeing “a lot of blood” after the woman fell from the ride just minutes after it started and plummeted to the ground.

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 Sizzler.

“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

Chris Corran, Ben’s dad

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 accident in 2014.

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 The Sun Online: “No comments at this time. An investigation is in progress.”

 

Gary Leach, who is chairman of the Showmen’s Guild, said: “We are working with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) to determine what happened on the AirMaxx 360 ride and it will remain closed along with the ride next to it until the HSE investigation is complete, and we will be directed by them on the next steps.

“The girl that fell off the ride has a broken jaw and ribs, which is not good and we hope that she will have a swift recovery.

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“The operator was absolutely devastated that someone was hurt on his ride and very upset that the accident happened.

“We follow all the safety procedures and are always directed by what the HSE tell us and think one accident is one accident too many and want to get to the bottom of what happened.”

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 Witnesses revealed their horror seeing the woman covered in blood

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