Posted on: August 6, 2011
A seven-year-old who was enjoying the snow storm in Indian Trail, N.C., was seriously injured when she was hit by a van while sledding.
The young girl was sledding on a Brandon Oaks Parkway hill around 11:45 a.m. Monday when she lost control of her sled, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said to news reports. She slid into the street where she was struck by the passenger side of an oncoming van.
She was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte where she is listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning, hospital officials told news reports.
The area where the child was struck is a popular sledding spot for children. The area of Brandon Oaks Parkway has hills on both sides that converge into the roadway. After this serious accident, people continued to sled in the area, and were even spotted sliding into the road.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to keep children safe by finding a safe place for them to play in the snow. I recommend taking children to golf courses and large grassy areas open to sledding, and being very watchful for objects like park benches at parks and vehicles that children could run into. I hope this little girl experiences a speedy recovery. My condolences are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
If you have been injured in a winter sledding or vehicle accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .