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Letter to the editor: Ski areas should do more to support victims of collisions

Joni ThiemeWeinberg
Dillon

 

The letter “Colorado law requires skiers, riders to stop after a collision” was correct, and writer Dave Owens was right on target. But it didn’t go far enough. When you are in an automobile accident, you are required to give your information to the other driver. And while skier and boarder information should be given to the ski patrol or another member of the ski area, it should also be given to the victim. If the victim is seriously injured, and the ski patrol or an employee has the information, it should be given to the victim later or when requested. In the past, this has not been true. I know of victims of accidents on the slopes who have tried unsuccessfully to get this information from the ski area offices. They should be required to give that when asked. Why shield the perpetrators of accidents?

 

 

 


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