Fun Father-Son Sledding Outing Ends in Tragedy

Maryland man, 35, died after car slammed into sled; 4-year-old son expected to recover
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 19, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Fun Father-Son Sledding Outing Ends in Tragedy
Not the scene of this particular accident.   (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

(Newser) – Authorities say a man who was sledding with his son when they were hit by a vehicle in Maryland has died. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday that 35-year-old Adam French of Baltimore died Sunday night, the AP reports. Officials say French's 4-year-old son, who was critically injured, is no longer in critical condition and is expected to recover. The sheriff's office says French and his son were sledding down a driveway in Lineboro on Saturday morning when their sled entered the roadway and was struck by a Jeep Cherokee. Both were taken to area hospitals. The sheriff's office says the Jeep's driver, identified by the Carroll County Times as 31-year-old Max Nickey, and his passenger weren't injured, and officials don't expect to file charges against Nickey. (Read more Maryland stories.)

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