A Nelson man who police said mooned other vehicles while car surfing has been badly injured after falling from the car’s roof.
Kane Heal, 22, was in Christchurch Hospital’s intensive care unit today after the accident in North Canterbury on Saturday morning.
Police said on Saturday that Heal suffered serious facial injuries when he slid along the road.
Senior Constable Chris Hughey of Hanmer Springs police told the Nelson Mail Heal had his trousers down and was mooning other vehicles from the car’s roof when he fell off at a speed of at least 80kmh.
He said Heal required facial surgery after sliding 20m face-first along State Highway 7 about 10km north of the Hanmer Springs turnoff.
Hughey said Heal had climbed on top of a Nissan car driven by his girlfriend as they travelled from Nelson to Christchurch.