Sofa Surfing turns deadly
I’m not sure if this has passed me by until now, or it genuinely is a new (albeit crazy) pastime. I’ve certainly not seen any instances of it on the roads over here; I don’t think it’s the type of thing I would have forgotten.
It’s possibly even more ridiculous than this.
From Sky News:
A young man has died after crashing into an oncoming car while "surfing" on a sofa being towed behind a van.
Francois Halle is believed to be the first victim of a craze called "couch surfing".
The 22-year-old was riding on a sofa, which had been placed on top of a sled and tied to the back of a van in Canada.
Mr Halle was killed when the driver lost control and the sofa swung into the path of a car going in the opposite direction.
A 21-year-old man has been accused of dangerous driving, causing death, fleeing the scene of an accident and criminal negligence causing death, CBC News has reported.
I’ve never had much of a sense of adventure, but surely there are less idiotic and dangerous ways for adrenaline junkies to get their fixes?
Then again, maybe it’s just natural selection in operation?