Girl airlifted after car stunt in Carron goes wrong

Road at  Bensfield Farm where Anna Jarvie (17)l fell after body surfing on a car bonnet
Road at Bensfield Farm where Anna Jarvie (17)l fell after body surfing on a car bonnet

A teenage girl suffered horrific injuries when she fell from the bonnet of a moving car in a dangerous ‘body surfing’ stunt.

The 17-year-old is understood to have slipped under the Vauxhall Corsa, said to be being driven by one of her friends.

Anna Jarvie, a pupil at Larbert High School, was airlifted to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where she was initially in intensive care and her condition was described as “serious”.

She has broken her ankle and pelvis in the incident which happened around 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

It occurred on Bensfield Farm, Carron, but this week farmer Robert Johnston said those involved had nothing to do with him and had come on to his road with the car.

However, from her hospital bed Anna sent a message on Twitter the day after her accident, saying: “Just to let everyone know I have broken ankle and pelvis and a few cuts and bruises but minus that I am fine.

“Thank you to everyone for the lovely messages and my wonderful friends.”

However, on social media sites her friends said that Anna was now going to miss out on the school prom tonight (Thursday) and her planned holiday.

This week, as police issued a warning about the dangers of body surfing, Anna’s friend Lauren Macdonald posted on Facebook: “Everyone does silly things in the heat of the moment without thinking about the consequences. They could never have imagined that it would have ended the way it did.”

Inspector David McKenzie said: “To stand or sit on the bonnet whilst it is moving is incredibly dangerous and, as this incident has shown, can lead to serious injury.

“Our enquiries into exactly what happened are ongoing and we are keen to speak to other motorists or members of the public who were in the area and have information.

“I would urge others not to attempt this stunt. If you witness anyone engaging in these activities contact police.”

Anna’s family declined to comment.