A 11-year-old boy has been left with serious injuries normally only seen in fighter pilots after a stunt gone wrong, his mother has said.
Tyler Broome took part in a ‘roundabout of death’ dare, which tried to recreate a popular YouTube video.
He was left with possible brain injuries and potential damage to his vision after his eyes were left bulging out following the stunt gone wrong.
The young boy was found unconscious near a playground roundabout.
Tyler is believed to have suffered the injuries after being subject to extreme levels of G-force (gravitational force) which is normally only experienced by fighter pilots or astronauts.
The 11-year-old was allegedly told to sit in the middle of a roundabout while a group of youths span it at high speeds using the rear wheel of a motorcycle, his mother has said.
The stunt was popularised in a YouTube video and it is known as the ‘Roundabout of Death’.
Tyler’s injuries are believed to have been caused by fluid and blood being forced into his brain by the high speeds – which has caused his eyes to bulge.
In footage of the incident circulating online, he appears to pass out but the group of youths continue to rev the motorcycles engine – apparently not realising.
Dawn Hollingworth, Tyler’s mother, says that her son was at a park with a friend when they were approached by a group of older teenagers – one of who had a motorcycle.
She believes the stunt was inspired by a video on YouTube called the ‘roundabout of death’, which has seven million views on the website.
Ms Hollingworth, 51 told Lincolnshire Live: ‘I feel so frustrated that there is such a site like YouTube where bloggers get paid for putting such ideas and videos into young children’s heads.
‘There needs to be some discussion about banning these videos after what’s happened to my son.’
Nottinghamshire Police have launched an investigation into the incident.