19 May '11, 9am

'Planker' in coma in Australia

'Planker' in coma in Australia

BRISBANE: A man was in a coma Thursday after falling off a car reportedly while "planking" as three others were charged for taking part in the Internet craze on the roof of a moving vehicle. Simon Hallam, 20, may never recover from horrific head injuries after falling heavily onto the road from a fast-moving car as he attempt to "plank", according to local reports, although other media said he was "car surfing". The "planking" craze involves someone lying flat on their stomach with their arms against their bodies in unusual and sometimes dangerous situations, with photos of their exploits posted on social media sites. The fad has gone viral in Australia over the last week, but claimed a life on Sunday when a man died in Brisbane after plummeting to his death while attempting to "plank" on a seventh-storey balcony. Hallam's father, Terry, told the Brisbane Courier-Mail that...

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