Sledding Accidents Involving Children

Boy on Sled Struck By Car In Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, a 7-year-old boy was killed at the Hyak Sno-Park at Snoqualmie Pass while sledding. Jacob Ponce-Espionozo apparently flew off his sled into a roadway and was struck by a passing car. He was airlifted to a Seattle medical center, where he died. (USA Today, 2-21-2011 p. 4A) Boy Hit by ATV While Sledding In Port Orchard, Washington, a man was charged with vehicular assault and hit and run after striking … Continue reading →

9-year-old Killed in Sledding Accident

10-19-2007 Authorities have charged a Vancouver, Washington man with vehicular homicide, after a sledding accident killed his 9-year-old daughter. The accident occurred January 16, 2007. The father, Peter Gecho, was pulling his daughter, Madison, on an inner-tube attached by rope to the back of his pickup truck. The inner-tube went out of control and slammed into a low lying brick wall, killing the child. Witnesses reported that the girl was not wearing a helmet. They also observed that Gecho had … Continue reading →