‘Roundabout of death’ left boy, 11, with g-force injury
A BOY of 11 was left seriously injured by g-force when teenagers recreated a Youtube stunt called Roundabout of Death, his mother says.
Tyler Broome was allegedly told to sit on a playground roundabout while the youths used the rear wheel of a motorcycle to spin it at high speed.
It is believed he was subjected to levels of gravitational force – or g-force – normally only experienced by pilots and astronauts. This forced fluid and blood into his brain, damaging his vision and making his eyes bulge.
Footage online appeared to show the teenagers continuing to spin the roundabout after Tyler passed out.
His mother Dawn Hollingworth, 51, an estate agent from Tuxford, Notts, said: “I don’t recognise my child. He is on the verge of having a stroke.”
The original Roundabout of Death clip has been viewed more than seven million times on Youtube.
Police said they were investigating an incident on Wednesday in Tuxford involving a roundabout and a moped, and a boy who fell off the roundabout was in a serious but stable condition.
Tyler Broome suffered a rush of blood and fluid to his brain, according to his mother