Alpine ski racer suffers head injuries
July 16, 2009
A member of the United States Ski Team was seriously injured Wednesday night while sliding down an escalator located inside the Main Street Mall in Park City.
According a press release from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), Cody Marshall, age 26, suffered a head injury in an accidental fall and is hospitalized in Salt Lake City. As of noon Thursday, Marshall was listed in critical condition at University Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Marshall is originally from Pittsfield,Vermont and is in his third year with the U.S. Ski Team.
The B-Team racer was third in slalom at the 2009 U.S. Alpine Championships in Alaska and took three Europa Cup podiums. He has been living in Park City while training for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. His younger sister, Chelsea, is also a member of the Team, as was his older brother Jesse.
According to USSA’s Tom Kelly, Marshall’s brother and sister are with him and his parents are in transit from Vermont.
"He’s just a cool kid. This is a really close team and it is hard for all of us," Kelly added.