An attempted stunt meant to impress college football scouts went terribly wrong for one 19-year-old Floridian.
Bladimir Barreto, a former high school football player at West Melbourne Christian Academy in Florida who was looking to show off his athleticism for college recruiters, recently set out to jump over a moving car. In a graphic video captured by Bladimir's brother, Giovanny, a shirtless Bladimir runs straight at a white Honda Accord driven by Bladimir's other brother, Jerome. Barreto appears to mistime his jump, and he is flung into the air by the car.
According to Orlando's WKMG 6, Barreto was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center with several broken bones and head injuries. WKMG 6 also reported that Barreto received 89 stitches in one leg.
"He's lucky that it wasn't worse than what it was," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department."
Officer Andrew Pidgeon arrived at the scene minutes after Barreto's injury.
"One of the brothers went around to the house and got his mother," Pidgeon told Florida Today. "She was a wreck and was there holding her son."
Pidgeon said charges are pending against Jerome Baretto for reckless driving and lack of a valid license.