Hingham Teen Injured In Sledding Accident

HINGHAM (CBS) – A teenage girl was seriously hurt while sledding in Hingham on Sunday.

The 15-year-old was sledding down a steep hill at the South Shore Country Club when she hit a tree and was knocked unconscious.

The teen regained consciousness and was moving her arms and legs when crews arrived.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports.

“Arriving first was a Hingham police officer, and she made sure the girl was breathing, which she was. She held traction on the girl’s head, and basically held her still, and we fully immobilized her on a backboard,” said Capt. William Powers of the Hingham Fire Department.

The teen was taken to South Shore Hospital. Her identity was not released.

“People were saying she hit a tree down the hill pretty hard, and when the ambulance came, she was unconscious and really wasn’t moving,” said Katie Mahoney, a witness. “The snow’s really packed down, so it’s really, really slippery and steep.”

Capt. Powers added that kids should consider wearing a helmet when sledding down a steep hill with trees.


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