High court rejects reckless skiing appeal

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Norway’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a 19-year-old skier who crashed into a young girl on an alpine slope and injured her for life.

The 19-year-old was sentenced to 18 days in jail and ordered to pay NOK 75,000 after the reckless skiing incident in Telemark in February 2017. The victim was a 10-year-old girl from Denmark, who was out skiing slowly on a beginners’ slope marked by a blue trail at the Gautefall ski center in Drangedal.

Suddenly the then-17-year-old skier careened over an embankment and crashed into the child at high speed. She continues to suffer from the effects of severe fractures in her right leg and has also struggled with psychological problems since the collision. She’s been ruled as being at least 20 percent disabled.

newsinenglish.no staff