Sledding Accident Leaves 7-Year-Old St. Paul Boy In Critical Condition

Sledding Accident Leaves 7-Year-Old St. Paul Boy In Critical Condition


SERIES OF CROSS COUNTRY RACES BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH STREET. IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES WE WILL TAKE YOU BEHIND ONE OF THE CITY’S NEWEST CONCERT VENUES. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT’S OPENING UP JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUPER BOWL. BUT FIRST, A SLEDDING ACCIDENT HAS LEFT A BOY IN CRITICAL IN — IN IN CRITICAL CONDITION. SIMON COGHLAN WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER HIS SLED HIT A TREE. ANGELA DAVIS SPOKE WITH THE BOY’S FATHER. HE HAD BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE CAMPING TRIP FOR WEEKS AND EVERY DAY WAS EXCITEMENT. Reporter: A WEEKEND TRIP TO THE BOY SCOUT CAMP AND WESTERN WISCONSIN SOUNDED LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE TO SIMON. EVEN HIS BEST FRIEND WAS GOING. THEY WERE TOLD IT WAS A FRESH COAT OF POWDER SO BRING YOUR SLED. Reporter: LIKE MOST CHILDREN WHO LOVE THE SNOW, THEY WERE ENJOYING GOING DOWN THE HILLS BUT SHORTLY AFTER THEY SET OUT WITH OTHER SCOUTS, SIMON’S FRIEND CALLED OUT FOR HELP. HE APPARENTLY WENT FACE FIRST INTO A TREE AND FRACTURED HIS SKULL IN SEVERAL PLACES, AND BROKE HIS NOSE. Reporter: DOCTORS AT GILLETTE HEALTHCARE SAY SIMON ALSO SUFFERED A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. WHEN YOU HAVE A RAMBUNCTIOUS SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY, AND HE’S GOING OUT AND YOU ARE NOT WITH HIM, YOU KNOW YOU SAY DON’T BE THAT PARENT THAT IS OVER WORRIED. Reporter: RESEARCHERS AT GILLETTE HAVE STUDIED INJURIES FROM SLIDING ACCIDENTS. THEIR CONCLUSION: BEFORE HEADING TO A SLEDDING HILL, CHILDREN SHOULD STRAP ON A HELMET. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS YOUNG, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DID, IF YOU ARE WEARING A HELMET, IT WASN’T COOL. SITTING HERE RIGHT NOW, IT’S JUST SO PAINFULLY OBVIOUS HOW IMPORTANT HELMET SAFETY IS. Reporter: ANGELA DAVIS, WCCO 4 NEWS.

Antonio Breitenberg

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