Skier Sued Over Collision on Oregon Slope

January 10, 2014

One skier is suing another in Oregon, contending that he suffered a broken leg and other injuries when the second skier slammed into him on the slopes of the Timberline ski area at Mount Hood.

The Oregonian reports that Ward Smith is seeking $1.4 million in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland.

In court papers, Smith says he was skiing down the Stormin’ Norman run on the afternoon of Jan. 8, 2012, when another male skier struck him from behind. Smith’s lawsuit says he “became airborne and landed violently on the ground,” breaking a leg in multiple places and suffering related injuries. The lawsuit says his medical bills have reached $150,000.

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