NC teen taken to hospital after sledding accident

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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.

Read more: WTVD

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