Sledging injuries mount as Britons brave the snow

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Sledging injuries mount as Britons brave the snow
Sledging injuries mount as Britons brave the snow

With temperatures plummeting, injuries are mounting as sledging and car accidents are reported across Britain.

A man and his daughter suffered fractured legs during a sledging accident in the Scottish Borders, according to the BBC.

The 29-year-old and his seven-year-old daughter were sledging on a hill in Selkirk on Saturday when they veered off course and collided with a park bench. Both were taken to hospital with lower limb fractures.

In Middlesbrough, a 16-year-old boy was fighting for his life after a sledging accident at Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park.

According to The Sun, the teenager suffered serious head injuries when he came off his sledge. He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital and his condition last night was 'critical'.

Meanwhile, a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found collapsed in the snow by a man walking his dog on Sunday morning in Deal, Kent.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a police spokesman said: 'The woman's death is not being treated as suspicious but it is unexplained. A post-mortem examination will be held later this week.'

The Daily Mirror reports that a motorist was killed in a car crash on the A12 northbound between Kelvedon and Marks Tey, Essex, last night. Another person trapped in the car was taken to hospital.

And one man in Ashford, Kent, suffered a 'vicious assault' after he asked a gang of schoolboys to stop throwing snowballs at him and his wife.

The yobs turned on the couple, in their 30s, shouting racist abuse and left the man with a fractured skull.

According to the Mirror, police said four boys, aged between 16 and 17, had been arrested.

There appears to be little respite as the snow is set to last all week.

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