Car surfer fighting for life at Southampton General Hospital

Daily Echo: Southampton General Hospital Southampton General Hospital

A man is fighting for his life in Southampton hospital after falling while possibly ''surfing'' on the roof of a van, police said.

The 26-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital following the fall from the moving Volkswagen Transporter.

The van driver, 27, was arrested following the incident in Charmandean Road, Worthing, West Sussex, just after 11pm on Sunday.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: ''The casualty may have been on the roof of the vehicle, possibly 'surfing', when he fell to the ground and was badly hurt, but police are still trying to establish the exact circumstances.

''The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance helicopter flew the man, who is from Lancing, to Southampton General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.''

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Paisley.

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12:59pm Mon 12 May 14

Huey says...

Car surfing? Idiot.
Car surfing? Idiot. Huey
  • Score: -20

1:03pm Mon 12 May 14

__KTF__ says...

Darwin wins again.
Darwin wins again. __KTF__
  • Score: 9

1:30pm Mon 12 May 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

Someone going to jail then
Someone going to jail then chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: 4

4:23pm Mon 12 May 14

Big Mac says...

California Dreamin'... dumb ****
California Dreamin'... dumb **** Big Mac
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Mon 12 May 14

Dai Rear says...

26? A misprint surely. 8? 10?
26? A misprint surely. 8? 10? Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

10:44pm Mon 12 May 14

BeyondImagination says...

This is the sort of irresponsible young man who would ride a bike like an idiot. And of course if his accident had been on a bike there are those who would insist it must be the car drivers fault, as indeed is the case here.
This is the sort of irresponsible young man who would ride a bike like an idiot. And of course if his accident had been on a bike there are those who would insist it must be the car drivers fault, as indeed is the case here. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -3

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