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Sledding accident in Ohio leaves 9-year-old critically hurt

January 13, 2016

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sledding accident in suburban Cleveland has left a 9-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.

Police in North Ridgeville say the boy was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon when his sled went into a street at the bottom of a popular sledding hill.

Officers say the boy became trapped underneath the vehicle.

Media reports say he was flown to a Cleveland hospital, where he was in critical condition Wednesday.

A neighbor tells WEWS-TV in Cleveland that the boy’s family was at home cooking dinner when the accident happened.

Much of Cleveland and northern Ohio has had a mild winter up until this week, when several inches of snow and low temperatures moved into the region along Lake Erie.

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