Car-surfer fighting for his life

  • 29/12/2017
The driver was uninjured but the car surfer was flown to Auckland City Hospital with critical head injuries.
The driver was uninjured but the car surfer was flown to Auckland City Hospital with critical head injuries. Photo credit: file

A car-surfing stunt has left one man in hospital fighting for his life.

The man was injured just before 2am on Thursday after riding on the bonnet of a car along the Karikari Peninsula in the Far North, a police spokeswoman said.

The female driver lost control on an S-bend crashing through a fence.

The driver was uninjured but the car surfer was flown to Auckland City Hospital with critical head injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

The female driver, who is believed to be holidaying in Northland, failed a breath test.

NZN