A doctor at Regions Hospital is saying that a helmet saved the life of a 6-year-old girl in a ski accident.

The girl is scheduled to leave the St. Paul hospital on Tuesday. Regions Hospital is the only certified top-level pediatric trauma center in Minnesota -- the next closest is in Milwaukee.

Dr. Michael McGonigal and the girl's family are planning to discuss at a news conference Tuesday morning how the helmet saved the girl's life after she skied head-on into a tree.

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