Teenager Bladimir Barreto nearly dies after trying to jump over moving car (Video)

A 19-year-old named Bladimir Barreto nearly died on Wednesday after he tried to impress college football recruiters by jumping over a moving car. According to WKMG in Orlando, Barreto was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical center with several broken bones and head injuries. He needed 89 stitches in one leg alone and has not woken up since the accident.

As you can see from the disturbing video above, Barreto had one of his brothers film him while he attempted to jump over a moving car, which was reportedly driven by his 17-year-old brother Jerome. Barreto thought executing the stunt would help show college football coaches how athletic he is (think these videos for comparison), but he was unable to clear the car. He flipped several times in the air and landed directly on the pavement beneath him.

“I feel really bad for them, I know they weren’t expecting that at all,” longtime neighbor and friend Cameron Tennant told a Local 6 reporter. “I mean he’s always doing stuff like that and he’s always getting it right, so I guess he just got over confident.”

Charges are pending against Jerome Barreto for driving without a license and possibly reckless driving, according to police. Barreto’s mother told Local 6 they are not leaving Bladimir’s bedside.

Barreto attended West Melbourne Christian Academy. He reportedly played for the now defunct Brevard Grizzlies of the Florida Football Alliance two years ago.

The moral of the story is you don’t have to risk your life to showcase your vertical leap. We have seen football players jump onto huge stacks of boxes and jump over incredibly high bars to show off their leaping ability, and those feats are just as impressive.

H/T Barstool Sports

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X6JGAPJVHTA73AZEMEBS257KBA BluCollerSarge

    What a very unfortunate Dumba$$. Hope he does something more meaningfull with the rest of his life if he ever wakes up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PI276NAC6EWAIEP7IOYXV5B6UA R R

    Is he of russian heritage?  Answers a lot of questions.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WREV6ZK35ZHJVZWRLEI7F6LZBM investo

    Well….. this is two people of the 47% Romney was talking about.  The one running and the one driving!  Complete knuckleheads!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQ2LPIN65M7GNINQPKQHY6WIMU Jackie

    2 Jackasses  – the boy and the driver

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7U7FKUSX33WILK47L662HM5NM Jack

    No sympathy for stupid!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NR4Q43PKCCNSHSWOA3XLT5XD7I Michael

      Wow, this should serve as a reminder to those who are into showing off that it isn’t worth it! This kid just gave the perfect example of what NOT to do to get to ones’ goals & dreams!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q572QX723LD2NHIDM3A5V42AHE Sylvio

    My god. Do you think that now he’s going to get any calls from college football teams???

  • Dean Angier

    Palm Bay was growing so fast that an area
    like that during the boom would have been built and sold out as quickly as they
    were finished. I used to home inspections in that area and they were throwing
    the houses so fast the utility companies couldn’t keep up. I used to find the
    hydrants that were actually the end of a pipe that went to the nearest pond,
    but the problem was the pond had dried up a long time ago.

    Take 40, I believe it was 40, second Ocala
    exit as you head south, west and around two miles on the north side of the road
    maybe a mile east of the community theatre was a housing development built
    around a golf course, the owners were a group of California investors looking
    to take advantage of the growth in Marion County. They had less than a dozen
    homes built and it had to be at least a hundred acres and all of it was just
    being maintained by a crew of workers. One house among the models was occupied,
    one house in well over a hundred acres and they have to keep a crew of guys to
    maintain what they had completed for the golf course and the few homes they had
    finished but couldn’t sell.  The few they
    had completed had to be costing them at least a thousand dollars a month,
    because the AC had to be run and with no shade and really no one to regulate
    opening and closing the window to take advantage of the few days that it was
    nice enough to turn the AC off, it would have been a waste of time and they
    would have had rain coming in if they couldn’t close each house up in time.  Unlike South Florida the real world hadn’t
    visited North Central Florida and the houses were poorly built to begin with,
    all frame, most houses built with twenty year shingles that were lucky if they
    lasted seven years and like so many dwellings built they disregarded the fact
    that streets are purposely built to remain accessible even after the hundred
    year floods.  Had they taken a lesson
    from the flooding in the late nineties, developers would have known better but
    it takes and “Andrew” to show them the error of their ways?

    Had this person been around before, during,
    and after the boom it wouldn’t have seemed so strange, but someone like me that
    saw it all happened it was amazing.  To
    think a majority of the homes built were purchased for investment purposes, or
    purchased by someone that was always one paycheck away from foreclosure.

    The majority of my inspections went from
    qualifying homes for new policies to keeping an eye on the house for the banks,
    because the people that purchased it ran out of money and were squatting there
    until they were thrown out.


  • Kimberly Grant

    Failed attempt to win a Darwin Award.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TG7WK2GULV2W7FEVS4A7DTWDYQ privacy

    Is this a prime example of Natural Selection?

  • Makefunofdumba33es

    Wow, he must be one of the guys from the movie Idiocracy.  Hopefully he is now sterile so atleast there is one brother who won’t pass on this stupidity.