By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 3:36 pm in Just Bizarre.
OK, we’re putting this in the “What the @%# was she thinking?” category. A Brentwood teen had to be airlifted to a local hospital last night after she ran over herself with her own car. The 17-year-old was “ghost riding” – a car stunt that is popular among East Bay teens and, apparently, morons. You think we’re being rude? That this was some unavoidable accident? Ghost riding involves a car owner walking or dancing ON TOP of a moving, driverless car – on the hood, the roof or the running board – while clowning around. It’s a stunt made famous by E-40, a Vallejo rapper’s 2006 song, “Tell Me When to Go.” In this case, the girl had her tunes turned up, and was happily dancing on the outside running board of her 1980s model Chevvy blazer as it cruised along, driverless. She slipped, fell and the car ran over her thighs. Her injuries are serious but she’s expected to recover. Whether she’ll recover from her lifelong grounding is still up in the air.
Add this one to the list of “Things I never thought I’d need to warn my kid not to do…”