Transcript for Injured Acrobat Discusses the Harrowing Mid-Air Accident
And now for the first time we hear from one of the circus acrobats -- plummeted and that horrifying fall. Eight young women crashed during their risky performance hanging only by their hair. ABC's Lindsay Janice now with the first moment she knew there was trouble. 23 year old Samantha -- hard for a living her dream soaring high under the big top suspended only by her -- We all love doing it does a really -- -- to perform very unique. Beautiful act but Sunday something went terribly wrong curtain falls. We started doing our first little routine and about. Three seconds and -- a huge crack and wages plummeted to the ground. Is really fast I landed. On my diet and held I was so conscious breathing -- really hard it is really hard to catch my breath. Because of the impact in the shot. She immediately thought of the other girls -- that is everybody. Alive is everybody okay and they said yes and banners -- Honestly this is a miracle. The accident is bringing new attention to what is an -- circus -- This video of another -- it shows how the women tight incredible brains and not. Around the steel rings that suspend them. Three stories about the crowd. -- who went to circus camp as a teen and later became a clown has been chosen for the -- rafts was an honor. We get -- really get caravan of course. Use good -- Tuesday conditioners. We can't dye our hair we can't blow dry we can't straighten. Though painful on the scalp a single head of hair can support the equivalent of two elephants. Of course Sunday it wasn't here that failed but the metal hook holding the chandelier. Tonight -- in of the young women remain hospitalized. Two of them with critical spinal cord trauma. -- herself was lucky suffering just minor injuries I hope that eventually sell. Day and able they -- that I -- again Lindsay Janice ABC news New York.
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