Car collides with two children riding sled down Lacombe hill

Two children sledding down a Lacombe hill were hit by a car, sending both to hospital.

Lacombe police said they were called to the Parkland Acres Trailer Park Saturday evening. At 5 p.m., the vehicle drove along the trailer park road way.

The two children, aged six and eight, slid down the hill and onto the roadway, into the path of the vehicle. They were both struck.

They were taken to the Lacombe hospital for treatment. The six-year-old had significant injures and was flown to an Edmonton hospital via STARS Air Ambulance. He remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries and police expect the child to be released in the next few days.

The eight-year-old suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital after receiving some medical attention.

According to police, poor visibility was a contributing factor in the collision as the hill and sledding area were obscured by large metal garbage bins and trees.

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