A teenager has been questioned by police after a YouTube stunt on a roundabout left an 11-year-old boy with “horrific injuries”.
Tyler Broome was spun on a roundabout at Ashvale Park, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, last Wednesday at such speed that he was left unconscious.
He was left with injuries similar to those inflicted on fighter pilots by high levels of g-force after the roundabout was spun using the wheel of a moped.
His mother, Dawn Hollingworth, 51, said he was left abandoned in the park after he passed out.
Nottinghamshire Police said a 16-year-old has been interviewed under caution about the incident and a moped has been seized.
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Ms Hollingworth released a video of her son which shows her son collapsed on the roundabout. She also posted pictures on Facebook of her son in his hospital bed.
He suffered swelling and bruising to his face after blood rushed to his head.
Chief Inspector Andy Rooke said: “What may have seemed like ‘a bit of fun’ at the time has turned into an incident where an 11-year old boy has received horrific injuries.
“We hope that this incident and the severity of the boy’s injuries serve as a strong warning to anyone thinking about recreating something they have seen online.”
He said Tyler appears to be “recovering well under the circumstances”.
Tyler’s mother said he was with a group of children who were trying to recreate a stunt seen on YouTube.
She warned people not to copy the “silly prank” which she said could have had “life-changing consequences” for her son.