SUMMIT DRUNK Among the injured was a 3-year-old child who suffered multiple fractures

Hautes-Pyrénées : A family improvises a toboggan descent on a protective mattress, the accident leaves three injured

The La Mongie ski area where the accident occurred. Drawing. — Sergi Roboredo – Sipa

“We went very close to the tragedy,” said the commander of the gendarmerie company of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, after the accident of “ ;toboggan” which occurred on Thursday night at Friday in the La Mongie ski area.

He caused three serious injuries who had to be transported to the hospital: a 3-year-old child who suffers from multiple fractures in his legs, his father, polytraumatized. also, and his older brother elderly 14 years old, indicate the gendarmes to agrave; 20 Minutes confirming the information from La Dépˆche du Midi.

Mattress ripped off and uncontrolled descent

It had all started; in a good mood for the five members of this family who, on returning from a “watered” meal, decided, around midnight, to stop off on the deserted slopes before returning to his rental apartment. The revelers ripped off a protective mattress and ran down the slope on this improvised toboggan. Only, the crew picked up speed and “embedded;” in the terminal at lift passes.

The accident mobilized the fifteen firefighters and ten gendarmes. The ski resort has filed complaint for material damage caused. “The investigation continues,” into the circumstances of this spectacular accident.