Tobogganing at a favorite outdoor hill is the quintessential idea of family fun for a lot of people in the wintertime.
For one Saskatoon family though, a day of sledding at Diefenbaker Park turned scary in the blink of an eye.
This, after Amanda Anderson, said her daughter Aaliyah hit a snow rut, veering the nine-year-old sharply to the right and then slamming her into a chain-linked fence along the side.
It saved Aaliyah from going over a steep embankment, but it caused a lot of harm in the process.
“She broke the tibia and fibula of the left leg so you have two bones in your shin, she broke of them in left leg and one of them in the right leg,” Anderson said.
Pending any complications, Aaliyah’s recovery will take anywhere from four to eight weeks and she now needs a wheelchair to move around.