Published: February 18, 2021


A NINE YEAR OLD BOY HAS DIED FOLLOWING A SLEDDING ACCIDENT TUESDAY IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE ON SEWARD ROAD IN BRENTWOOD AFTER THE BOY WHO WAS RIDING ON A TUBE COLLIDED WITH A MAILBOX. THE TUBE WAS BEING PULLED BY AN ATV THROUGH THE SNOW BY THE BOY’S FATHER ALONG WITH THREE OTHER CHILDREN WHO WERE NOT INJURED. THE BOY SUFFERED CRITICAL INJURIES AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO VANDERBILT WHERE HE DIED. THE BRENTWOOD POLICE EXPRESSED THEIR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY ON WEDNESDAY AND ADVISED THIS TRAGEDY SERVES AS A REMINDER OF THE DANGERS THAT CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH SLEDDING. SOME SAFETY TIPS TO REMEMBER INCLUDE: CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE AN ADULT WITH THEM WHEN THEY GO SLEDDING; AVOID SLEDDING IN AREAS WHERE THERE ARE ANY OBSTACLES SUCH AS FENCES, TREES, AND POLES; ALWAYS GO DOWNHILL FEET FIRST; HAVE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON A SLED; NEVER HAVE A SLED PULLED BY A VEHICLE; DO NOT SLED AROUND LAKES, STREAMS, OR PONDS. AND WEAR HEAVY CLOTHING TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE ELEMENTS AND INJURIES.