German TV show accident victim tetraplegic, say doctors

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Samuel Koch, a 23-year-old student who was critically injured when he attempted a stunt over a car on the German television show “Wetten, dass…?” has been told by doctors in Lucerne, Switzerland, that he is tetraplegic, TSR public television reports. Spinal injuries have caused nervous damage to his four limbs and vertebrae. He was transferred from a hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany to the Swiss paraplegia centre in Nottwil, canton Lucerne, after emergency surgery followed by two days in artificial coma.

Koch had been attempting to jump over a car with springs attached to his legs, but he landed head first.

The show, hugely popular in Germany, has been on the air for 29 years.


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  2. Bob Olob says:

    Idiotic TV producers + Idiotic contestants willing to risk their lives for fame/money = Paraplegia

  3. @Bob, that’s been an issue for a long time now. Has Reality TV gone too far? I don’t think thats exactly the issue, rather the fault of ‘stupid people’ doing everything for a TV Show.