RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A 22-year-old man was critically hurt in Southern California when he fell off the trunk of a car while attempting to fly a kite from the moving vehicle.

The Riverside Press Enterprise says (http://bit.ly/11JlC3f) the man struck his head on the pavement in the fall Sunday night in Moreno Valley, which is in Riverside County.

Sheriff's officials say the white Nissan Maxima was moving slowly when the man fell off.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and he was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Authorities say the car's driver wasn't injured and alcohol was not involved.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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  • A giant puppet stands as kites fly during the International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. More than a hundred Indian and foreign kite flyers participated in the five day long International kite festival that began Tuesday. (Ajit Solanki, AP)

  • In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 photo, Indian schoolchildren perform yoga during a rehearsal for the inaugural ceremony of the International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India. One Hundred and twenty kite flyers from India and abroad are expected to participate in the five-day long festival, which begins Tuesday. (AP)

  • Indian school children perform yoga during a rehearsal for the inaugural ceremony of the International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2011. One Hundred and twenty kite flyers from India and abroad are expected to participate in the five-day long festival, which begins Tuesday. (Ajit Solanki, AP)

  • Birds fly around a kite during a kite festival in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP)

  • A Kite looks at a bird-shaped kite before attacking it during the International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. More than a hundred Indian and foreign kite flyers participated in the five day long International kite festival that began Tuesday. (Ajit Solanki, AP)

  • Aditya Roy, a volunteer of Jivdaya Charitable Trust, displays an injury on a Barn Owl caused by a kite string in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The forest department of Gujarat state and several NGOs have together set up 40 centers in Ahmadabad to help birds that get injured due to use of metal and glass-coated strings used to fly kites during the kite festival, known as Uttarayan which falls on Jan. 14, according to a news agency. Hundreds of birds lose their lives or become permanently disabled annually during the kite festival. People start flying kites days ahead of the festival. (Ajit Solanki, AP)