Girl, 5, trapped in high-speed washing machine

It's a scary tale.

A five-year-old girl has extensive injuries, after she was trapped in a washing machine going at high speed.

It was not exactly clear how the girl in Texas ended up in the washer.

Luckily she survived.

All that was known: She had been stuck in the machine - on a rinse cycle - for several minutes on Tuesday.

Pasedena police said that a woman had just tried to use that same machine in Texas.

She slotted in some coins moments earlier. But the machine didn't work and she told a manager.



After getting a refund, she moved to another machine.

Minutes later, the girl was in the washer being spun around at high speed.

'Something flopping around'

The police said: "She was tumbling pretty fast in there.

"One person walked by and said they saw something flopping around in there. They thought it was just a dress or something because it was moving pretty fast."

Police made no mention of where the girl's parents were.

Vance Mitchell from the police said: "You've got to watch your kids. That's the bottom line. If that was my son or granddaughter, I'd be really upset that I let it happen."

Sources: USA Today/ YouTube