16-year-old girl killed in sledding accident in Lewiston

Staff Reports Posted 6 February 2021 at 4:47 pm

LEWISTON – A 16-year-old girl was killed after striking a tree at the bottom of a hill while sledding at a park in Lewiston, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center was called at 10:14 a.m. with a 911 reporting the accident on the sledding hill at the Clyde L. Burmaster Park in the Town of Lewiston.

Responding members of the Town of Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff’s Office located and confirmed two injured parties, the 16-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. They were riding a sledding tube.

Members of the Pekin Fire Company and Tri Community Ambulance responded to the scene to render aid. The two were then transported by ambulance to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for treatment.

Subsequent to arrival at the hospital, the girl was pronounced deceased due to her injuries. The boy was treated and released, the Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.

The incident is under investigation by the Town of Lewiston Police Department and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. The sledding hill at the Clyde L. Burmaster Park is closed at this time.