5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Sledding Accident

5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Sledding Accident

February 17, 2013 Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM EDT

A tragic story from New York on Friday as reported by Granite Broadcasting sister station WKBW in Buffalo.

According to the WKBW report:

A 5-year-old girl was killed Friday during a sledding accident in Jamestown, N.Y.

According to police, the girl was sledding with other children down a backyard hill when her sled went into a busy four-lane road and she was struck by an SUV.

"This particular situation is very disturbing because it was so close to the road, and it looks like the hill had been used for some time for sledding. So it's almost a miracle that it hadn't happened before," said Captain Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department.

The hill where the children were playing ends just feet from the roadway and has police questioning if they were being supervised at the time of the tragic accident.

"We are concerned about who was supposed to be watching the child and why the children were actually sliding on this hill because it's such a dangerous location," said Samuelson.

Watch video and read the entire WKBW report HERE.




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