RALEIGH, N.C. — School is out, and so are the sleds in all shapes and sizes.
Social media is lighting up with people all over the Triangle enjoying the winter weather, but for a Wake County teenager a fun day of sledding with friends Tuesday quickly turned violent.
Conner Matzuga, 13, ruptured his spleen after taking a nasty spill in a Wake Forest neighborhood.
“He got thrown from his sled and just direct impact into the mailbox,” said his mother, Jennifer. He was actually on his belly, face-first so probably the least safe way.”
The Rolesville Middle School student was rushed to WakeMed Children’s Hospital where doctors found internal bleeding in his abdomen.
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