Two broken legs in two days at Keystone | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Two broken legs in two days at Keystone

KEYSTONE – Two separate accidents at Keystone resulted in broken legs, and sheriff’s deputies are forwarding one case to the district attorney for investigation.

On Saturday, a snowboarder and skier were traveling parallel to each other down the Paymaster trail when both turned toward each other – apparently unaware of the other person nearby. The two crossed planks without their bodies colliding, but the snowboarder lost control and fell headlong into the trees. He suffered a compound fracture in his lower leg. The responding Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy closed the case without issuing any citations.

The day before, a snowboarder exiting the trees on the Elk Run trail collided with a skier, who suffered a broken leg, a concussion and a possible broken rib. Keystone Ski Patrol was able to contact the snowboarder, the victim and a witness and obtain reports. The victim and witness (the victim’s wife) said they did not wish to file charges. The snowboarder had left the area by the time the Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived. The deputy requested the case be forwarded to the district attorney for review.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User