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Boarder sues boarder over Aspen Mountain collision

Staff report

Aspen resident Diane Lobrick is suing Moses Brinson of Thornton over a collision that happened earlier this year on Aspen Mountain.

Lobrick’s suit claims that she was participating in a locals group clinic Jan. 9, which was sponsored by Aspen Skiing Co., when Brinson hit her from behind on Silver Bell run.

“Lobrick was knocked unconscious and sustained severe injuries as a result of the collision; she was placed in an immobilizing neck brace, was transported via sled down Aspen Mountain by Ski Patrol to the base and then to Aspen Valley Hospital for treatment where she was placed in the intensive care unit over two days,” says the suit, which was filed in Pitkin County District Court by Aspen attorney Jeff Wertz of Feldman and Wertz LLP.

Lobrick suffered a traumatic brain injury and neck and shoulder injuries, the suit says.

Brinson stayed on scene and gave his personal information to ski patrol, the suit says.

Because Brinson was the uphill skier, he was negligent and Lobrick had the right of way per the Colorado Skier Safety Act, the suit says.