"In My Feelings" Challenge Craze Can Lead to Tragic Results
Boynton Beach, FL - (DailyMail.co.uk) One young man tried to take the "In My Feelings" so-called challenge a bit too far and nearly paid for his mistake with his life. A Boynton Beach man took a video of himself jumping out of the car his was driving and started dancing to the pop-artist Drake's apparent hit song "In My Feelings" when the man slipped and fell into the road. The video, as shown by CBS Atlanta, shows just how close this man came to losing his life when a car traveling in the opposite direction hit him. Apparently, his idea was to jump on top of a stranger's car and keep dancing, hence the "challenge."*
The "In My Feelings Challenge" has people taking videos of themselves jumping out of cars and recording themselves dancing to this song. This behavior is extremely dangerous. Local law enforcement and the National Traffic Safety Board have condemned the act because it is distracting not only to the people in the car filming the dance but to the other motorists on the road as well.
The young man who recorded himself getting hit by a car was lucky to have lived to post the video online. At least he parked his car to get out and dance in the middle of the road. The man slipped on an oil spot on the road as a car heading the in opposite direction of his suddenly appears. The video shows him crouching as if to jump but lost his footing in the oil. The car screeched to a stop as it hit him.
Other videos from around the nation show young, inexperienced drivers and passengers hop out and dance alongside moving cars. The drivers are distracted trying to record the event and cannot pay attention to what is happening behind the wheel. At this time, no deaths or serious injuries have resulted from this risky behavior, but police hope the fad burns out before something tragic happens.
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