Park City police issue citation to snowboarder after collision with skier
The Park City Police Department last week issued a citation to a snowboarder after a collision with a skier on the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, the department said.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said officers were called to the bottom of the Homerun ski run at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday after the father of the 11-year-old skier reported the collision to resort staffers.
The 11-year-old was descending the run when the snowboarder hit him, breaking the boy’s skis, Kirk said. The accident occurred in a slow-skiing zone, he said.
A PCMR ski patroller saw the aftermath of the collision and asked the boy if he needed assistance. The boy and his father then identified the snowboarder close to restrooms and an argument started with the snowboarder, Kirk said. Officers responded and determined the snowboarder did not yield to a skier who was down the hill, he said. The Police Department also said the snowboarder was traveling too fast in the slow-skiing zone.
The boy was taken to an urgent-care facility for treatment. Kirk said he may have suffered a concussion. The Police Department was not provided details about the boy’s condition.
The Police Department cited the snowboarder, a 22-year-old man from Salt Lake City, on a class B misdemeanor count of reckless skiing.
PCMR declined to comment, saying information would be provided by the Police Department.
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