A Little Girl Playing in the Snow was Buried by a Plow This Morning
On a day like today, when we have almost 30" of snow in some areas most people think about the road conditions or that they have to shovel the driveway or if the kids will have school. You don't think about a tragic accident while your child is just playing outside in the snow.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened this morning. Albany sheriff deputies received a call that a 12-year-old girl was playing outside and was now missing. It was presumed that another family member that was plowing snow had accidentally scooped her up and plowed her into a snowbank.
According to the Times Union, the girl was found buried in the snow around 8:30 am by family members that immediately started CPR. Once deputies and EMTs arrived they took over CPR. The 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital and was she was admitted. Hopefully, she will be okay.
This isn't the first snow day tragic situation that has happened to a child in the Capital Region. Back in 2016, a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside a snow fort that he and his friends were building. He didn't survive.
It's a scary situation that most people don't think about, but it actually happened to me when I was 13 or 14-years old. My brother and I were building a snow fort and I was inside the fort under about three feet of snow and my brother jumped on the "roof" and it collapsed on top of me. It was funny at first until I realized that I couldn't move, it was dark and I couldn't really breathe. Luckily, my brother quickly dug me out and everything was okay.
So if you're out plowing or snow blowing watch for kids and pets. I can't tell you how many times my dogs have almost run into the snowblower.