Quebec 'couch surfing' accident kills man
A 22-year-old man has died after a country road stunt involving a sled-mounted couch went wrong in Quebec's Beauce region Saturday night.
The man was critically injured while riding on the sled-mounted couch, which was dragged by a van down a country road in St. Benjamin, south of Quebec City.
The driver of the van lost control and the sled slid into an oncoming vehicle.
Two other people along for the ride were not injured.
Police say the 21-year-old driver of the van – who fled the scene – has been charged with dangerous driving and fleeing the scene of an accident.
The stunt has been commonly referred to as "couch surfing" in several viral online videos.