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1 child dies, another injured while sledding in Broken Arrow

Sledding incident in Broken Arrow
Posted at 6:09 PM, Feb 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-05 15:32:27-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow police are investigating after one child died and another is injured after being hit by cars in separate incidents while sledding on Thursday.

Police say one 12-year-old child slid down a hill on Albany near Hillside Drive when he slid too far and into the street where a truck hit him shortly after 5 p.m. The driver of the truck didn't stop, and police are looking for the driver.

The child received CPR treatment before being taken to the hospital with "life-threatening injuries," according to police. BAPD later confirmed the child died from his injuries.

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Video and witness statements to police indicate that the truck was a 3/4-ton or 1-ton newer-model white pickup with dark windows and extended mirrors. If anyone has information on this case, please contact Officer M. Long at (918)-451-8200 x8795 or by email at and reference case #22-0788.

About 44 minutes later officers were called about another child getting hit by a car while sledding along West Pensacola Street.

Police say that boy was taken to the hospital with "apparent minor injuries."

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