Man In Critical Condition After Attempting To Hurdle Car In Kangaroo Shoes (Video)
The German game show “Wetten Dass..?” (Wanna Bet?) has been airing for nearly 30 years, but one scary incident on Saturday could put the future of the show in jeopardy. The show features contestants betting with celebrities on whether they can preform certain stunts. In this case, 23-year-old Samuel Koch bet that he could use his kangaroo shoes to somersault over five moving cars within four minutes. He made it over the first two cars, aborted his jump over the third car, and on the fourth tragedy struck.
With the fourth car (which was being driven by his father) coming towards him, Samuel mistimed his jump, causing him to hit his head on the roof of the car and crash hard into the studio floor where he lay motionless for several minutes. The audience fell silent as the host and medical personnel quickly rushed to his aid. Saturday’s broadcast of the show was canceled shortly after the incident.
Koch was taken to a nearby hospital in Duesseldorf where he underwent emergency surgery. He suffered serious back and neck injuries and is currently said to be in critical but stable condition.
Celebrities slated to perform on the show that night included Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Cher and Cameron Diaz. Here is a look at the frightening incident that took place in the “Wetten Dass..?” studio on Saturday.
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