Illinois Woman Files Lawsuit Over Son’s Sledding Injury

Illinois Woman Files Lawsuit Over Son's Sledding InjuryThe mother of a boy who was injured while sledding this past winter has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Illinois city where the event allegedly occurred.

Andrea Aguilera is suing the Crystal Lake Park District as well as the city of Crystal Lake for the incident that allegedly occurred at Indian Prairie Park, reports the Northwest Herald. The woman's lawsuit claims that her son, who is 10 years old, was "permanently scarred and disabled" when he hit a wooden fence while sledding in February.

Aguilera told the news source that her son broke two bones in one leg in the incident, he is still reportedly recovering from the injuries, reports the news source.

The lawsuit, which is seeking more than $50,000, claims that the city was aware of the dangers posed by the fence. Although, a sign on the hill says "sled at your own risk," according to the news source.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, non-motorized riding toys resulted in the deaths of four children under the age of 15 in 2008.