Minor injuries in basket sledge crash

Descent from Monte in a toboggan ends in an accident

Minor injuries in basket sledge crash 1Various sources report that four people (five on FN’s website) have suffered minor injuries today following the crash this afternoon of one of the traditional wicker basket sledges on the descent from Monte.

One refused to be transported to the hospital. The toboggan ride accident also caused abrasions to a 9-year-old girl, her 47-year-old father, who complained of arm pain and a 47-year-old woman who was suspected of fracturing her arm. A toboggan operator is also understood to have been involved. Relief for the victims was provided by Funchal’s Firefighters, Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters and the Emergency Response Team.

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