Snowboarder, 5-Year-Old Dead After Collision

by The Editors on December 25, 2010

A 22-year-old snowboarder from Casper, Wyoming and a 5-year-old girl are dead after a collision at 2:30 PM Friday afternoon December 24, 2010 at Hogadon Ski Area. The girl and her mother had stopped on a run and the snowboarder apparently hit them, according to a story on Trib.com.

The snowboarder crashed into a five-year-old girl and her mother as the two were stopped on a ski run, Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Sellers said Saturday. . . All three were taken to Wyoming Medical Center. The man and the girl were pronounced dead at the hospital. The mother, who lives in the Casper area, was injured and remained hospitalized a day after the crash. An update on her condition was not available.

The collision occurred on a “black-diamond” run called Dreadnaught and the Sheriff’s office is investigating.

Knowing nothing at all about this particular case we are reminded of one thing: if anyone riding at a resort can’t avoid hitting someone who is stopped on a run they are riding well outside their abilities. Period.

We can’t even begin to imagine the pain these two families are going through this Christmas. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.

[Link: Trib.com]

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