Over 7 months after the accident took place at a ski resort in Snowmass, Colorado, a North Carolina man is found not guilty for misdemeanor charges for colliding with a boy while on the mountain.
The 22 year old man faced trial last Friday, the 21st of October, to determine whether he would face criminal charges for the accident that occurred at the Colorado ski resort last March.
Fortunately for the defendant, the prosecution's effort to convict him was damaged before it could even reach trial, as the prosecutor failed to provide a summary of what the expert witnesses would testify about. Only the attorney for the defendant provided this information.
After nearly 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned with a not guilty verdict for the defendant.
The accident, which occurred when the defendant "caught air" off a rolling hill, ended violently when he was unable to see the victim on the other side.
A video, played for jurors, shows the accident and the young boy's family yelling at the defendant after.
According to the Colorado Skier Safety Act, the defendant was cited with a civil summons for violating a section about skier-on-skier accidents, but it makes no mention of criminal behavior.
The victim in the accident, who was 7 years old at the time, was forced to spend a night in the hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash.
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