When it comes to activities with the potential for producing fatal injuries, “sitting on a couch” likely ranks near the bottom of the list. Unless, of course, that couch is mounted atop a sled, tied to a minivan and towed over snow-packed roads.
An unidentified 22-year-old Canadian man was fatally injured in a recent couch surfing incident, when his sled-mounted couch drifted into oncoming traffic after the tow vehicle lost control on an icy road.
The Huffington Post reports that the 21-year-old driver then fled the scene, but was later apprehended by Quebec police. He now faces charges of reckless driving leading to a death and leaving the scene of an accident.
While couch surfing generally refers to staying with friends while traveling to save money, it can also be used to describe the practice of riding a couch tied behind a motorized vehicle. Do we even need to tell you this is a bad idea?
We prefer our furniture on the stationary side, but admit that the idea of a motorized, steerable couch as seen in the video below has us intrigued. We’d be responsible drivers, and would restrict our furniture-related thrills to a safe environment, namely the racetrack.