Kids are very curious by nature and want to try different things. Well, we’ve all been there, done that, right? However, parents have to make sure they keep a close eye on their children as much as possible and teach them things in order for them to be able to make the right decisions when moms and dads aren’t around.
An 11-year-old boy named Tyler Broome suffered horrific injuries after he tried a YouTube craze known as “the roundabout of death” and now his parents are sharing his story in order to warn other parents of keeping their kids away from such dangerous stunts.
Apparently, Tyler took part in the game because he wanted to show his friends that he was fearless and that resulted in him being left unconscious, with possible brain and vision damage.
The injuries Tyler sustained can bee seen in fighter pilots or astronauts who can be subjected to extreme gravitational force, G-force.
The game is played by partakers sitting in the middle of a playground roundabout while it’s spun at high speed using the rear wheel of a motorcycle.
Dawn, Tyler’s mom, explained how her son and a friend of his were at the park when a group of older kids challenged them to take part in the game.
Speaking to the British newspaper The Independent, she said, “I don’t recognise my child – he is on the verge of having a stroke. Tyler sat on the roundabout, and the boy who came over was about 17. Tyler doesn’t know him, they are not friends. He puts his motorbike on the floor, gets the roundabout spinning at such a speed. When they all stopped, the group just cleared off – it is bullying.”
When Tyler was rushed at the hospital, doctor’s were shocked at his state. They said they had never seen something like that before and had to do a research and consult other hospitals before they started treating his injuries.
“The injuries were so extreme, he just looked like the Elephant Man. They have never seen it before, they are going to make a medical report from it. His head has completely swelled up, his blood vessels have burst, his eyes look alien. His vision is blurry. You can manage a broken arm but this? He doesn’t remember it, he doesn’t remember the detail,” Dawn said.
We hope sweet Tyler would be just fine and that he will never take part in any stunt that will put his life in danger. Please share this story to warn other parents of the dangers of this stunt and similar dangerous games.