Tayside and Central Scotland

Police warning over 'body surfing' after girl injured

Police are warning against an "incredibly dangerous" stunt known as "body surfing" after a teenage girl was badly hurt falling off a moving car.

The 17-year-old was sitting on the bonnet of a moving Vauxhall Corsa at Bensfield Farm in Carron, Falkirk, when she slipped off and was involved in a "serious collision" with the vehicle.

The woman was taken to Southern General Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries to her torso and legs.

Officers have appealed for witnesses.

The road was closed for three hours while road policing officers carried out investigations.

Insp David McKenzie, of Police Scotland's Road Policing Unit, warned of the dangers of body surfing.

He said: "To stand or sit on the bonnet whilst it is moving is incredibly dangerous and, as this incident has shown, can lead to serious injury.

"Our enquiries into exactly what has happened are ongoing and we are keen to speak to other motorists or members of the public who were in the area and have information relevant to our ongoing investigation.

"I would also urge that others do not attempt this stunt. If you witnesses anyone engaging in this or similar activities then please contact police immediately."

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