Widow of Skier Killed in Breckenridge Collision Sues Teenager

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Widow of Skier Killed in Breckenridge Collision Sues Teenager

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Widow of Skier Killed in Breckenridge Collision Sues Teenager

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Back on April 4th, a tragic incident unfolded at Breckenridge Ski Resort when a 16 year-old boy crashed into John Sherwood of New Jersey, ultimately killing him and leaving his wife, Tracey Sherwood a widow.

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Now, the widow is suing Max Switzer as well as his mother, ski coach, the ski team sponsor, and the ski team reports the Denver Post. The lawsuit in question hopes to secure $75,000 to cover damages and litigation fees.

The husband and wife from New Jersey were on vacation at the same time Switzer and his ski team, “The Black and Blue Trail Smahers” of Waterville New Hampshire were training on Tiger Run @Breckenridge for an upcoming US Snowboard and Freeskiing comp at Copper Mountain. The lawsuit claims that Max Switzer was out of control and skiing too fast for the conditions when he crashed into John Sherwood.

Sherwood ultimately succumbed to the fatal injuries sustained in the collision. The lawsuit indicates that the teenager, his ski coach, and ski team were negligent in their supervision and subsequent actions.

Find the entire Denver Post article here: Widow of N.J. skier killed in Breckenridge collision sues teen skier

 

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