Teen Seriously Injured in Fall While ‘Car Surfing’ in East High Parking Lot

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A teenage girl suffered serious injuries Friday morning after falling from a moving car in the parking lot of East High School.

The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot of East High School at East 14th and Walker, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department.

Fourteen-year-old Priscilla Gallegos was car surfing on top of a vehicle when it slowed and she fell to the pavement and hit her head.

The teen was transported to a Des Moines hospital in serious condition to undergo surgery.

The driver of the car, a 17-year-old girl, is facing one count of reckless driving in juvenile court.

Friday is East High School’s last day of classes before summer break.


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