Police: Girl, 5, Spends Minutes Tumbling in Washing Mashine

By FoxNews.com

Published 09/03 2014 02:37PM

Updated 09/03 2014 02:39PM

Texas police are investigating how a 5-year-old girl got stuck in a washing machine.
Texas police are investigating how a 5-year-old girl got stuck in a washing machine./MyFoxHouston
Texas police say a 5-year-old girl was hospitalized Tuesday after she somehow got trapped inside a running washing machine.

Pasadena police say the child "was tumbling pretty fast" for several minutes before a customer noticed at Le's Washateria laundromat. The girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital. Police say she is expected to survive.

Police could not say how the girl became trapped inside the machine nor how it was started. Police say the manager told a woman who had tried to use the machine earlier that it wasn't working correctly and returned her money.

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