One dead, three injured sledding tied to car in Rīga

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On Saturday evening in Rīga, Mangaļsala, a teenager died while sledding on an air tube tied to the back of a car, State Police said Sunday December 5.

The accident occurred Saturday at 18:05 on Mangaļsalas Street where a man was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 car with a sled and a snow-air tube tied behind it. According to the police, four people were on the tube. The car slid off the road and hit a tree.

Two children and a woman were taken to hospital with injuries, whereas a teenage girl died in the accident. The driver has been detained and criminal proceedings have been initiated.

Last year, a teenager also died in a similar incident in Talsi.

Year after year, as soon as snow falls, many people publish videos enjoying themselves similarly, ignoring the fact that such activities are a disaster waiting to happen not only with themselves but any other road user. 

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