How To Prevent Wintertime Sledding Injuries

Lots of people love to go sledding in the wintertime in Virginia and in other cold areas in the U.S. It’s practically an American pastime. But winter sledding, no matter how fun, doesn’t come without its risks – namely, the risks of collision injury for children and adults alike. These injuries can happen in an instant and it can be hard to piece together the how and the why. Taking certain safety measures ahead of participating in any sledding activity is key to reducing your (or your child’s) risk of an injury. Read on to learn key stats about how prevalent sledding injuries are and how to best prevent them this winter. Sledding Injuries: What the Statistics Show A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that the rate of sledding injuries overall has decreased in recent years. But it’s still concerning. The study [...]