Two broken legs in two days at Keystone |

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.

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