PCMR skier left bloodied after collision on slopes, Park City police say
The Park City Police Department in late January received a report of a collision between skiers at Park City Mountain Resort, indicating the case, though, apparently happened outside of the city limits.
Phil Kirk, a captain, said the Police Department received the report at 2:05 p.m. on Jan. 31. The accident occurred approximately three hours prior to the police report. The victim’s husband reported the incident.
Kirk said a skier hit the woman on the Pipe Dream run. The run is on the Canyons Village side of PCMR. Pipe Dream is a black-diamond rated run, meaning it is most difficult.
Kirk said the other skier was out of control and traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision. The victim, a 38-year-old woman from San Jose, California, suffered chest, back and shoulder injuries, Kirk said. She also suffered a bleeding mouth, he said.
The Police Department did not find the suspect. Kirk said the other skier is a man who was wearing a royal blue jacket and black ski pants. He is described as white, 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.
The Police Department logged the case as suspected reckless skiing.
The Sheriff’s Office did not immediately receive a report of the collision.
The Police Department and Sheriff’s Office share law enforcement duties at PCMR depending on the location of an incident. The Park City side of the resort generally falls under the jurisdiction of the Police Department while the Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction on the Canyons Village side.
There are laws prohibiting reckless skiing in Park City and Summit County.
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