Natalie Wilson Biography, Wiki
Natalie Wilson, Two teenage girls were injured, one fatally, in separate sledding accidents on the same Ohio hill, both families said Saturday.
Natalie Wilson has been hospitalized since Sunday night after she crashed at Hinckley Reservation in Medina County, her father, Jim Wilson, said. She was left partially paralyzed after suffering a break in her T5 and T6 spinal vertebrae, severely damaging her spinal cord and breaking six ribs.
Natalie Wilson is 17-years-old.
Paralyzed In Accident On Same Hill That Took Girl’s Life
Wilson said in a phone interview that his daughter and a friend “were taking one last trip down the hill before going home” when their sled veered off course toward a tree line.
He said his family has visited the park “many, many times” and it was his daughter’s second time there this year.
“That’s pretty much where we go when we wanna sled ride,” he said.
According to Wilson, the hill can sometimes get icy causing sleds to go really fast. He said that’s what happened the day of his daughter’s accident.
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“They were both on the sled,” he said. “So what basically happened is they spun out of control toward the bottom of the hill. Her friend was ejected from it … and my daughter most likely hit a tree.”
Wilson said he got a call from his daughter just before 9:30 p.m., telling him that she had been injured.
She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help with medical expenses. The account has raised more than $16,000.
Jim Wilson said his daughter will most likely remain hospitalized for at least the next several weeks but is making slow progress.
“Natalie felt tingling in her legs and the doctor felt slight toe movement!” he wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “Praise God almighty. I will take ‘tingling’ right now!!! I needed this right now like you wouldn’t believe.”
The day before Natalie’s crash, Eirelyn Zuercher, 14, was involved in an accident on the same hill. She was placed on life support on Feb. 20 after she suffered “a detrimental brain injury,” her mother said in a Facebook post.