New type of sled suffers fatality

A new type of sled that was recently show at the Outdoor Retailer trade show was being ridden by a man who lost control slid into some trees and die. The Worcester Telegram is reporting in Man killed sledding at Mt. Wachusett states a man was riding a Hammerhead when he lost control of the sled and died. The decedent had hiked up Wachusett Mountain which was owned by the Connecticut Department of Conservation and Recreation to ride. Much of the land is leased to the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area however the decedent was sledding outside of the ski area.

The sled has several warnings which suggest that riders wear helmet, avoid icy areas and sled away from trees. The reports state the rider hit some ice, lost control and slid into trees suffering his injuries.


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