'Hood surfing' leads to injury on Route Y

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

By Bridget DiCosmo

Southeast Missourian

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers responded to a "hood surfing" accident Monday around 8:40 p.m.

A 17-year-old Jackson resident was driving eastbound on Route Y when he attempted to climb out and onto the hood of his vehicle. He tumbled off of the car and was hit by another vehicle, said responding Highway Patrol officer Cpl. Perry Hazelwood.

The teen will receive two summonses in connection with the accident, one for minor in possession of alcohol and one for reckless and imprudent driving. One of the other three passengers, Ricky L. Nanney, 19, of Jackson, was arrested in connection with the accident, on suspicion of underage possession of alcohol.

The teen was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center, where he was listed in moderate condition, Hazelwood said.

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