A little girl was rushed to hospital after she became stuck in a washing machine at a dry cleaners that was on a high-speed spin cycle.

The woman with the five year-old did not notice that she had climbed into the machine and when the woman went to use a different machine, the door to the machine the girl was in somehow closed and a high-speed cycle was activated.

The little girl was trapped inside for several minutes

The little girl was trapped inside for several minutes

The little girl was tossed around in the machine for several minutes before the woman realised she was trapped inside. A spokesman for the Pasedena Police, Vance Mitchell, told reporters: “Unfortunately she spun around in that washing machine for several minutes and apparently it was on high speed. 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.”

The dry cleaners is located in Pasadena in California

The dry cleaners is located in Pasadena in California

The owner of the dry cleaning facility turned the machine off and the 5 year-old was air-lifted to hospital; her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.