Illustration for article titled German TV Show Wetten Dass? Halted After Car Jumping Accident

The live German TV game show "Wetten Dass?" ("Wanna Bet?") was halted on Saturday mid-broadcast after a contestant, Samuel Koch, was severely injured. Koch was trying to jump over a moving car driven by his father. Disturbing video below.

Student Samuel Koch, 23, was trying to jump over a series of moving cars on the game show Saturday night while wearing 'kangaroo' spring stilts when he got caught by the fourth vehicle — driven by his father — and fell.


Koch underwent surgery on Sunday after he suffered multiple back injuries and fractures the previous night.

Dr Wolfgang Raab of Dusseldorf Hospital told German news agency DPAD that Koch was "in an extremely critical stage".

Wetten, Dass? has been running for nearly 30 years and regularly draws audiences of about 10 million.

US singer Justin Bieber had been due to appear on the show after the stunt.

The crash was not shown to American audiences watching replays this morning on the Today Show and Good Morning America, but that hasn't stopped us from showing it here, above. [via BBC,

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