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Car Surfing 
1999 Personal Account

In the summer of 1988, I worked as a bagboy in a grocery store in Knoxville, TN. All of the employees were required to park at the far end of the lot, away from the store. After our shift ended, we bagboys would hang out there, talking and fooling around.

One night, a fellow decided to "car surf", that is to stand on the hood of a car while his friend drove it around the parking lot. This was a real bright idea. Needless to say, he fell off. He struck his head and was taken to the hospital.

After several months of rehabilitation, he came back to work. His speech was still a little slurred, but otherwise he was doing pretty well. Until he decided to try "car surfing" again. This time, he was not so lucky. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. © 1994 - 2012

Submitted by: Todd Doman

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