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Mid-State Teen Hospitalized After 'Car Jumping'

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by Marcus Washington

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – It looks like it's a choreographed stunt you would see in a movie, but what is known as "car jumping" is a dangerous stunt your average teenagers are trying. It even sent one mid-state teen to the hospital.

"His foot planted on the on the hood of the car. He either slipped or didn't understand how fast that car was coming," said White House Police's Chief Patrick Brady.

The chief said the department hadn't heard about car jumping until 18-year-old White House High School senior Cody Fram and friend 18-year-old Adam Scisim tried the stunt on Monday.

"He ended up bouncing off of the windshield of the car that threw him up over the back of the car and he landed on the pavement on his head," said Brady.

Fram was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight and was released the same day, but doctors said accidents like this can be deadly.

"Acrobatic stunts take judgment and practice. Unfortunately a lot of the people that try it, don't practice and they are not acrobats and there is great potential for injury," said Dr. Corey Slovis with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Slovis said anyone trying to mimic a stunt without the proper training or safety equipment is putting their life at risk.

"We've had people that thought they were doing something easy that have had irreparable damage, have had spinal injuries," said Slovis.

Chief Brady said he hopes the recent stunt gone wrong is a warning for anyone else looking to beat the odds.

"I think these two young men realized that after yesterday; a little 30 second mistake they made almost cost one of them their life," said Brady.

As for any charges, Chief Brady said once the police report is complete they will send it to the district attorney's office to decide if any charges will be filed.

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