Car – Surfing Leads To Death, TBI and Little Chance Of TBI Recovery

A 21-year-old woman died when a game of car surfing went wrong — one of more than a half dozen deaths so far this year. * Wilberta Becenti of Nageezi, N.M., had been standing on a vehicle as its driver rode over rough dirt roads in the Dunes Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area about 1½ miles south of Farmington, said Lt. Kyle Lincoln, a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office detective. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. MT Sunday. * In Columbia Heights, Minn., Andrew Green, 17, knows he’s lucky to be alive. Lying on his stomach and holding the front grille of a friend’s car, he fell off April 12 and hit the pavement. The injury to his head forced doctors to remove part of his skull and put him into a medically induced coma for a month, reported KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul. * Brandon Lovett, 19, of Grand Junction died June 15, two days after he received blunt-force head injuries when he fell off the trunk of a vehicle going less than 40 mph. It was not immediately apparent whether the 19-year-old woman who was driving was charged in the incident. * Ronte Goins-Nelson, 15, fell from the trunk of a car shortly after midnight Feb. 29 and died March 8 without regaining consciousness. (