10-Year-Old Girl Dies In Skiing Accident, Safety Precautions Being Discussed

November 8, 2019 posted by


IT WILL NOT SNOW BUT IT WILL BE VERY COLD. I WILL BE BACK WITH THE REST OF THE STORIES. FAMILY MEMBERS ARE TELLING US MORE ABOUT THE LITTLE GIRL KILLED WHILE SKIING IN MICHIGAN. SHE IS IDENTIFIED AS 10 YEAR OLD delaney O’CONNELL FROM LAGRANGE. SHE WAS WEARING A HELMET BUT SHE HIT SO HARD SHE SUFFERED A FATAL BRAIN INJURY. ON FACEBOOK HER AUNT POSTED THIS COMMENT FROM HER PARENTS AND SISTER WE WILL MISS OUR DEAR SWEET DELANEY EVERY DAY. WE CHECKED OUT THE PRECAUTIONS ONE LOCAL RESORT TAKES TO PREVENT ANOTHER FAMILY FROM SUFFERING. REPORTER: THERE IS A CERTAIN EXHILARATION THAT COMES WHEN HITTING THE SLOPES WEATHER ON THE SKIS OR ON A SNOWBOARD. I LIKE GOING DOWN THE HILL AND I LIKE FALLING. REPORTER: BUT NOT A LOT. FOR STUDENTS CHECKING IN FOR A DAY OF SNOW SPORTING — SNOWBOARDING, THERE ARE CLASS RULES FOR SUITING UP. WE TALK ABOUT SAFETY, FUN AND LEARNING. SAFETY IS AT THE TOP. REPORTER: ALL STUDENTS WILL BE WEARING BIBS SO THEY CAN BE EASILY IDENTIFIED. INSTRUCTORS DRESS IN HIGHLY VISIBLE RED JACKETS. CLASSES MUST STAY TOGETHER AND ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A HELMET. JUST A SMALL FALL ON THE HILL AND YOU BOUNCE YOUR HEAD ON THE SNOW IT IS BEST TO HAVE A HELMETS. REPORTER: AND UPCOMING SUNDAY FROM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF COLORADO CONCLUDES WEARING SKI HELMETS HELPS AVOID SERIOUS INJURY. BUT ALSO WARNS THAT HELMETS CANNOT PREVENT A FATAL INJURY ESPECIALLY WITH THE FREQUENTLY CHANGING SURFACES AND HIGH SPEEDS IN SNOW SPORTS. WE GO OVER ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE HE PUT ON THE EQUIPMENT. REPORTER: THAT IS WHY PRECAUTIONS CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. WE TALK ABOUT EACH STEP WE GET DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL WHEN WE GET TO THE BOTTOM WE REVIEW AND DO IT AGAIN. REPORTER: WHILE THERE ARE RULES FOR STUDENTS MOST RESORTS DO NOT FORCE VISITORS TO WEAR HELMETS ON THE SLOPES. THE INDUSTRY DOES PROMOTE AND POST A CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT INCLUDES YIELDING TWO PEOPLE IN FRONT OF YOU AND ONLY TACKLING SLOPES THAT YOU CAN HANDLE. BUT EVEN WITH PRAKASHAN AS WE SAW WITH THIS INCIDENT IT CAN HAVE A TRAGIC INJURY. THE IDEA OF WEARING A HELMET AS SOMEONE WHO SKIED WITHOUT

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