An Iowa teenager is now recovering in the ICU after attempting a viral dance. Anna Worden, who has been dancing since she was very young, decided to attempt the viral dance that many have tried in recent weeks.
Anna said that on July 23, she was driving around town with her friends and she thought it would be a fun idea to attempt the Kiki Challenge. The Kiki Challenge, which went viral last month, involves dancing to a song from Drake. The dangerous part about the challenge is that it is done by stepping out of a car and dancing next to it as it is still moving.
Anna has been dancing since she was very young and thought this would be a fun idea. The attempt quickly left her with injuries and local media reports that she had to be airlifted to a hospital for emergency treatment.
Anna Suffered Several Injuries
Anna says she tried and that the last thing she remembers was opening the door. She says she apparently got out, tripped, fell and hit her head. Anna was unconscious after falling and she was quickly transported to a hospital.
Anna suffered several injuries in her attempt to do the viral dance. She suffered a fracture in her skull and bleeding in her brain. Anna and her parents are now warning on the dangerous challenge, which went viral when a comedian posted a dance on Instagram.
Anna is telling people to be careful about the challenges and fads that are going around. She says they may seem fun and easy but they could also be dangerous. Anna could be discharged from the hospital in the next few days but she still has a long road ahead with her recovery.
In recent days, police departments around the world have made warnings against the challenge. The challenge has been attempted by many people but some attempts have not gone well.
Authorities Warn On The Dangers
In some of the videos, people have fallen out of their cars or have been hit by other cars that are driving on the other side of the road. In one video, a woman even had her purse stolen after she dropped it while attempting the challenge. The warnings have come from authorities in the US, Spain, India and many other countries.