The mother of Tyler Broome, 11, wishes to send an urgent warning after her son was left with horrific injuries following a “Roundabout of Death” stunt. Tyler’s injuries are normally only experienced by fighter pilots in G-force.

Bullies reportedly forced Tyler to recreate a YouTube stunt called the “Roundabout of Death” on Wednesday. Tyler was made to sit in the centre of a roundabout, while the bullies used the rear wheel of a motorcycle to make it spin at high speed. In video footage, the boy appears to pass out, but this didn’t stop them from spinning the roundabout.

He was later found unconscious in the park.

Boy severely injured in YouTube stunt

Tyler is likely to have suffered brain and eye damage after the stunt and has bulging eyes. His mother, Dawn Hollingworth, described him as looking like the “elephant man.”

While police investigate the incident, Dawn has criticised YouTube for allowing videos that put ideas like this in young children’s heads. She now wishes to raise awareness of the dangers of the “Roundabout of Death” stunt, before another child is injured or killed.

The Mirror reports that Tyler’s severe injuries were caused by extreme levels of gravitational force which are usually only experienced by astronauts and fighter pilots.

Doctors believe the G-force pushed blood and fluid into Tyler’s brain, damaging his vision and causing his eyes to bulge.

Dangerous high-speed stunt

Tyler’s mother, Dawn, 51, said her son was in the local park with a friend when they were approached by teenagers with a motorcycle. The teens wanted to recreate the “Roundabout of Death” stunt they had seen on YouTube.

The stunt involves laying a motorcycle on the ground with the rear wheel against the roundabout, causing it to spin at high speed. They urged Tyler to sit in the centre of the roundabout while they made it spin.

After Tyler passed out on the roundabout, the teens eventually stopped the stunt and left the park.

The 11-year-old was rushed to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Hospital staff said they had never witnessed injuries like Tyler’s before. Dawn said medical staff had to research G-force injuries before they could even start treating the boy.

Dawn described Tyler’s injuries, saying his head was swelled up and blood vessels had burst, making his eyes appear almost “alien” and Tyler has blurred vision. Dawn said Tyler can remember the stunt, but not all the details.

Stunts like this should be banned from YouTube

She believes the teenagers were inspired by a 2013 video on YouTube, titled “The Roundabout of Death” where two people are seen to get on a roundabout, while a third uses a motorcycle to make it spin at high speed.

That video has seen more than seven million views on YouTube.

Writing on Facebook, Dawn said a young boy named Liam saw Tyler lying in the park and immediately called an ambulance. Meanwhile, the boy is still in hospital and doctors say he could experience a stroke if the swelling on his head continues. Doctors believe the bruises will heal within four to six weeks, but they have no idea at present how his internal injuries will affect him.

Dawn went on to say how frustrating it was that bloggers receive money for placing this kind of stunt on YouTube, saying the videos should be banned.

As reported by The Times, a spokesman for Nottingham Police said they are investigating the incident where a boy received serious head injuries in a park in Tuxford. They are asking anyone who witnessed or has video footage of the stunt to come forward.