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Teen dies after falling off moving car
OC Register ^ | Saturday, August 8, 2009 | ELLYN PAK and SARAH TULLY

Posted on 08/09/2009 2:34:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin

HUNTINGTON BEACH – A 17-year-old boy, who was riding atop his friend's car and thrown off onto the road, died from his injuries, authorities said today.

Christopher Hernandez II, of Huntington Beach, was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m. today at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the county coroner's Web site.

About 9:05 p.m. Friday, police received a call to assist the fire department with a teen who had fallen off of a moving vehicle near Brannen Drive and Wildrose Lane.

Hernandez was riding on the roof of 2006 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Brannen and was thrown from the roof onto the road when the car, driven by another 17-year-old boy, attempted to make a right, southbound turn onto Wildrose.

Hernandez, who suffered major head and abdomen injuries, was taken to the hospital, police say.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: riskybehavior; teens

1 posted on 08/09/2009 2:34:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Well, at least he died doing what he loved.


2 posted on 08/09/2009 2:38:23 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: BenLurkin

This another of those car-surfing “accidents?”


3 posted on 08/09/2009 2:40:13 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Krankor
Well, at least he died doing what he loved.



I was THIS CLOSE to saying the same!

4 posted on 08/09/2009 2:41:28 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Kids take stupid chances. Some of them die. It’s sad, but it’s been going on forever.


5 posted on 08/09/2009 2:42:31 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: BenLurkin

Guess there won’t be a Christopher Hernandez III...

Just some chlorine in the gene pool.

Regards,


6 posted on 08/09/2009 2:44:08 PM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: BenLurkin

Did someone say Darwin Awards???


7 posted on 08/09/2009 2:47:49 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: BenLurkin; Yudan; dixiechick2000; WKB
a friend of mine was killed in Jackson Mississippi as a boy car surfing....around 1970-71

they named the street after him....Michael Avalon Boulevard.

8 posted on 08/09/2009 2:48:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (ASAP, as southern as possible.......Sarah Palin, is the only politician right now who inspires me)
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To: BenLurkin

COWABUNGA DUDE


9 posted on 08/09/2009 2:53:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if anyone was holding his beer or his joint?

Those killer SUV’s are dangerous.


10 posted on 08/09/2009 2:56:15 PM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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To: BenLurkin

That Surf City USA after all


11 posted on 08/09/2009 2:59:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: BenLurkin
I had a buddy who helped me with my paper route when I was in high school. Late one Saturday night when we were getting the Sunday edition out early, he rode on the hood of the car with a bag of them, and tossed them to each porch as we went along. Just as we got to the top of a steep hill and started down, I hit the brakes and he went flying ass-over-teakettle all the way to the bottom - a good 400-500 feet. I thought I'd killed him. After a couple of seconds, he finally moved, got up, came limping back up the hill laughing, and said to me, "That was fun!"

A few years later, he went in the army, and made a career of it. LOL


12 posted on 08/09/2009 3:08:00 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dumb thing to try, but teenagers (even ones close to legal adulthood) often take dumb risks because they think they’re invincible. I look back at some of the dumb stuff I pulled in my teens (note to past self: hopping trains, even slow-moving ones, is not a smart thing to do), and am sometimes amazed I still limb and life.

Prayers for the friends and family of the teen.


13 posted on 08/09/2009 3:10:57 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: DemforBush

Brilliance sometimes walks hand in hand with stupidity. OFTEN IN THE SAME BODY!


14 posted on 08/09/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: BenLurkin
“thrown from the roof onto the road when the car, driven by another 17-year-old boy, attempted to make a right,....”

I guess they weren't paying attention when Newton's Laws of Motion were being taught in science class.

15 posted on 08/09/2009 3:19:08 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: seawolf101

Paging Darwin....

We have a clean up on isle 9...

(I’ve done this...)


16 posted on 08/09/2009 3:22:34 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: BenLurkin

Dumb and sad. RIP.


17 posted on 08/09/2009 3:28:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BenLurkin

Classic Darwin award.


18 posted on 08/09/2009 3:33:56 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: BenLurkin
This sounds pretty stupid, but I've heard of worse, in my area. A number of years ago, one of my co-workers lost a cousin, in a swimming accident.

The kid (teenager) was swimming in a pool next to an old broken dam. The pool contained broken pieces of concrete, with rebar sticking out, under the water. It's a popular place to swim, but everybody who goes there knows it's far too dangerous to dive into the water.

Well, the kid dove in, hit a piece of rebar, and it killed him. The really "stupid" part comes later. Another cousin, who was there, was explaining the accident to friends, a few months later. He decided to demonstrate. He hit the same piece of rebar.

19 posted on 08/09/2009 3:43:54 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Krankor
>Well, at least he died doing what he loved


Matthew McConaughey's Dad Died Having Sex, Says Mom
20 posted on 08/09/2009 3:46:52 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Viking2002
"A few years later, he went in the army, and made a career of it."

I expect he figured that was safer than a paper route.

21 posted on 08/09/2009 3:48:46 PM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: BenLurkin
Christopher Hernandez II

Unwise Latino?

22 posted on 08/09/2009 4:19:53 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: BenLurkin

No wonder! he should have been on a Chrysler, or a Chevy.


23 posted on 08/09/2009 5:02:57 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: wardaddy

I’m sorry to hear about your friend.

I used to surf a bit, but never on a car.


24 posted on 08/09/2009 8:09:36 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Obama Cancels War on Terrorism to Focus on War on Americans ~~ JammieWearingFool)
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To: garyhope

He was completely sober. He was at a reunion pool party before beginning his senior year, which was supervised by parents. And he was NOT car surfing. The media assumed that and decided to go with that story the following day. There was an article written later explaining that.


25 posted on 11/30/2012 2:39:46 PM PST by HG1091
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To: krb

For the record, he wasn’t car surfing, nor was he intoxicated. The media did a terrible job in actually getting the correct story. He was an incredibly smart person. Latino does not equal “unwise.” His dad is actually the Vice President of Northrop Grumman, so no, not unwise.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 2:54:59 PM PST by HG1091
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To: HG1091

This was 3 years ago, and I think a reference to Sonya Sotomayor’s statement about why her race matters in her Supreme Court nomination.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 3:21:54 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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