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.