Doctors caution safety when sledding

Children sledding in the snow.

February 1, 2010 10:29:53 AM PST
Although the snow has made perfect conditions for sledding, doctors say they are treating more children and adults with serious sledding injuries. WakeMed is reporting seven serious injuries, some of which are life-threatening. Snow sledding safety tips are posted on WakeMed's Web site to try to encourage people to take more precautions. Emergency room doctors say you should wear a helmet, you should not sled head first and you should not allow your sled to be towed by a vehicle. Those are just a few of the tips on the Web site, click here to read the entire list or recommendations. Send pictures | Classifieds | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts Most Popular  |  Follow abc11 on Twitter  |  abc11 on Facebook