Teen hurt trying to jump over moving car

Bladimir Baretto was trying to show off athleticism for recruiting video

Published  2:46 AM HST Oct 26, 2012
PALM BAY, Fla. -

A 19-year-old is recovering after a botched attempt to jump over a moving car in Palm Bay, police said.

Florida Today reported Friday that Bladimir Barreto was conscious and bleeding when he was flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne after the Wednesday evening accident.

Police said Barreto was attempting the jump for a video to show his athletic prowess to college football recruiters. Barreto graduated from West Melbourne Christian Academy two years ago and played for the now defunct Brevard Grizzlies, an amateur football team.

Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said he's ucky his injuries weren't worse. Police said Barreto likely was trying to simulate videos he's seen on the Internet.

Barreto's brother was filming as another brother drove the car he tried to jump over.

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