Turkey fair horror as dangling Brit flung from Waltzer into pool of blood

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A fun ride turned into a nightmare for Brit abroad when she required a blood transfusion after coming off a waltzer-type ride in Turkey.

Melissa Hunter, 35, suffered multiple injuries, including a broken nose, after the incident which occurred while she was on holiday for two weeks in the popular destination with her friend.

On Saturday, May 21, the friends decided to go on the ride which was behind their hotel, but moments later she was unconscious having been flung off the attraction.

Melissa said she wanted to share her story to warn others of the possible dangers of amusement rides abroad.

She said: "The only way I can describe is the seats are like the Waltzers which has a seat and a bar which goes down, they were like in a row behind each other in the circle.

"So the ride goes round and round and then tips on a slant, so you're kind of sideways.

"He's like laughing and we're laughing at first. Then he started turning it up so it going faster and faster.

"And because of the g-force or whatever, I am on the outside of the carriage and my friend is on the inside because she is smaller then me, she is sort of leaning into me."

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"At this point I am screaming and I am saying to Terri 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe' and she is trying to drag herself back to her side of the carriage but she can't because he was going so fast."

Melissa said at this point she was "hanging" out the carriage and claims was shouting for the ride to stop.

The 35-year-old claims she was thrown out off the ride and into a metal bar.

She believes the attraction was going at about "40 to 50mph" at this point.

Melissa was unconscious after this and was "bleeding very badly".

She said: "My friend said to me 'Mel you were on the floor in a pool of blood, I thought you were dead. I have never seen so much blood'. The blood was clotting."

She was taken to hospital where it was found she suffered a broken nose and needed stitches in her head, knee and elbow.

She also needed to have multiple MRI scans and Melissa said she was told that her hospital records said she had to have a blood transfusion.

Photos shared withthe ECHO show Melissa with huge stitches in her head, black eyes and other cuts and grazes in her body.

"If that had been a child there would have been no way a child would have survived that," she said

"There was no health and safety, you don't think do you?

"You're just on holiday, I am having a good time and I feel like I need to say something as I could be saving a child's life."

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