Saturday November 28th, 2015 10:23PM

At least 7 hospitalized in Ga. sledding crashes

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Emergency responders say at least seven people have been hospitalized in sledding accidents throughout Georgia.

Cherokee County Fire spokesman Tim Cavender says a 7-year-old boy in Ball Ground suffered a fractured skull after hitting a tree in his backyard Wednesday afternoon.

Cleveland Fire Chief Ricky Pruitt says four people in their late teens and early 20s were inside a kayak when it crashed into a pole. One of the victims suffered leg injuries, and a woman who was knocked unconscious in the crash lost several teeth. Two people refused treatment. (See separate story on

Three boys and a man in Forsyth County were also hospitalized in separate crashes. Division Fire Chief Jason Shivers says in one crash, a 17-year-old boy slammed into a fire hydrant with his upper torso and was critically injured.
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