Archive for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tree surfer slams car, suffers head injuries

December 30, 2009


— Authorities say a man in Southern California riding a Christmas tree being dragged behind an SUV slammed into a parked car and was hospitalized with head injuries.

Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino says the 18-year-old and another teenager were Christmas tree surfing, a seasonal Internet fad.

Capt. Greg McKeown says the car was going about 25 mph Sunday night when the female driver took a corner and the tree veered wide and crashed.

Amormino says the driver fled. Two SUV passengers and the other tree surfer told deputies they didn’t know the girl.


Sharon Aikins 7 years ago

They probably film it and post it on You Tube. Someone did it once, others saw it and decided to try it. Human nature, if someone does something stupid, let's see if we can do it too.

otto 7 years ago

I've done this with car hoods and just standing up with cowboy boots but never thought of riding a x-mas tree.

Chrissy Neibarger 7 years ago

They didn't know the girl, yet they let her driver their vehicle? wow.. just another fact to point out how "smart" they were....

Kirk Larson 7 years ago

BarryPenders, This would be an appropriate time to say Darwin bless you all.

William McCauley 7 years ago

If your going to be stupid, you better tough!

Hey ye all watch this and hold my beer!

This one time at tree surfing camp....

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years ago

Government health care will only encourage this type of reckless behavior.

Shane Garrett 7 years ago

V(t1)=Vo-g(t1) = Wow did not see that comming.

RoeDapple 7 years ago

hav to rite it dwon fore a eventt in the frist anule cuzins re-onion

georgiahawk 7 years ago

Yes, STRS, it is time to decrease the surplus population so all you good Americans can have all that you want for yourselves (as God intended it to be). Why can't the anti-American, anti-God dem's see that?

Mel Briscoe 7 years ago

roe! we have cuzins in cali! woot woot!!

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years ago


It's about working hard and keeping the fruits of our labor - not having our wages confiscated and redistributed to benefit your pet projects and special interests.

garyr 7 years ago

Not too sure he was using his head on that one.....or was he?

weeslicket 7 years ago

"... when the female driver took a corner and the tree veered wide and crashed." yes, virginia, there really is a centrifugal force.

Mary Darst 7 years ago

That's just crazy. Not that in my younger years i would have not have maybe tried that.

puddleglum 7 years ago

female driver...... that's what it says

Kirk Larson 7 years ago

weeslicket (Anonymous) says… “… when the female driver took a corner and the tree veered wide and crashed.” yes, virginia, there really is a centrifugal force.

Actually, there is no centrifugal force, but there is inertial momentum.

Kirk Larson 7 years ago

The illusion of centrifugal force is what you feel when the car turns but your body wants to continue in a straight line.

Leslie Swearingen 7 years ago

On You Tube they just went round and round in circles. How come they couldn't tow the tree with a Shelby Mustang? Use a bigger tree that is not so shabby? Do some tricks like standing up on the tree and doing a handstand? Someone in martial arts with great coordination and strength should be able to pull it off. Anyone?

Boeing 7 years ago

Makes me proud to be from LA...

In addition, I think I'm probably related to this guy...

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