December 24, 2012 in City

Child seriously injured during Manito Park sledding accident

From staff reports
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A young girl is taken to a local hospital for serious injuries sustained after she hit a tree while sledding at Manito Park.
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A child was seriously injured Christmas Eve during a sledding accident at Manito Park.

The 4-year-old girl, according to Spokane Fire assistant fire chief Brian Schaeffer, hit a tree at full velocity around 3:45 p.m. Medics arrived and found her unconscious at first, but she woke up, said Schaeffer.

She was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center for her injuries. She was not wearing a helmet, Schaeffer said.

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