Here's a video that'll scare you into taking the stairs.

A Chilean man was seriously injured in a freak accident on Friday when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned, rising 31 floors in just 15 seconds and crashing through the roof.

This surveillance video shows what happened after Jose Vergara Acevedo, 31, entered an elevator on the first floor of a recently constructed building at Bustamante Community Park in Providencia. 

Before the doors even close, the busted elevator starts its wild ascent. Acevedo frantically presses buttons on the control panel, but nothing works. Floors fly past as the elevator climbs. There's a crash and the camera goes black.

It's completely terrifying to watch.

According to Emol Chile, Acevedo suffered serious head and leg injuries. Here's hoping for a quick recovery. 

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