Zoricic Family Questions Swiss Fatal Crash Probe

March 5, 2013

Lawyers for the family of Canadian skier Nik Zoricic say they’re considering legal action after investigators in Switzerland concluded his death in a World Cup skicross race was an accident.

Toronto legal firm Danson Recht says Swiss authorities reached “unacceptable and insulting” conclusions following a police investigation that “was neither independent nor transparent.”

At a news conference Wednesday in Toronto, Zoricic’s family is set to question why the International Ski Federation and Canadian team haven’t agreed to further investigations.

The firm’s statement says “this puts all legal options back on the table.”

Zoricic sustained fatal head injuries on landing wide right off a final jump at Grindelwald last March. He was 29.

Canadian broadcaster CBC reported the Swiss investigation as describing Zoricic’s death as “a tragic case of sporting accident.”

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