Vermont Ski Resort Sued After 5-Year-Old Injured

October 16, 2013

A family has sued Vermont’s Jay Peak ski resort, saying their 5-year-old daughter was seriously injured by a former snowboard instructor during a skiing lesson.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Burlington says Juliana Kane of West Newbury, Mass., was on a beginner trail on April 17 when William Vincent came down the hill at a high rate of speed and collided with her.

The lawsuit says the girl suffered a liver laceration, concussion, partially collapsed lung, and other injuries.

Vincent, of Enosburg, and the ski-school instructor, Jenn Leveillee of East Berkshire, are listed as defendants. Resort president Bill Stenger tells the Burlington Free Press Vincent had been fired a week earlier for an unrelated incident.

Stenger said he was unaware of the details of the accident.

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