Police in Tennessee are investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy in a sledding accident.
The boy slammed into a mailbox after hitting ice as he was being pulled on a tube by an ATV driven by his father, news outlets reported. Three other children on the tube were not injured, Brentwood Assistant Police Chief Richard Hickey said.
The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Brentwood, which is just south of Nashville.
- Teach children to have an adult with them when they go sledding.
- Avoid sledding in areas with trees, fences and light poles or on rocky hills.
- Always go down the hill feet first.
- Have only the recommended number of passengers on a sled at one time.
- Do not sled in the street or on a highway.
- Never ride a sled being pulled by a car, ATV, snowmobile or other motorized vehicle.
- Avoid sledding on driveways, hills, or slopes that end in a street, drop off, parking lot, river or pond.