Staten Island Boy Suffers Head Injury in Sledding Collision with Tree

By Nicholas Rizzi and Alan Neuhauser  on February 9, 2013 6:25pm

 Staten Islanders sled at Silver Lake Park at sunset on Feb. 9, 2013.
Staten Islanders sled at Silver Lake Park at sunset on Feb. 9, 2013.
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TOMPKINSVILLE — A 10-year-old boy sledding in Tompkinsville after Winter Storm Nemo was rushed to a hospital after smashing into a tree, the FDNY reported.

The boy, sledding in Silver Lake Golf Course near Victory Boulevard, careened into the tree about 4:15 p.m., witnesses and a fire source said.

He was strapped to a backboard and rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital.

His condition was not immediately available.

Sledding at golf courses is illegal, according to the city Parks Department web site.

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