- The 86-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following the crash.
- The 24-year-old was admitted to hospital after the incident but was released.
An 86-year-old Austrian skier died in hospital two weeks after a head-on collision with a 24-year-old British snowboarder.
The tragic incident occurred on February 6 at the Schonboden runway in Axamer Lizum in Austria.
The Innsbruck public prosecutor has ordered an autopsy. Once the investigation is completed, a report will be submitted to the competent public prosecutor’s office in Innsbruck.
Both the 86-year-old skier and the 24-year-old snowboarder were going down the slope when the skier turned right and the snowboarder turned left.
It is reported that at the speed they were traveling it was impossible to avoid a collision and they crashed into each other.
The young snowboarder went to the hospital of his own volition, but was discharged that same day because he did not suffer serious injuries.
The skier, however, had to be hospitalized with serious injuries and had to be taken by rescue helicopter to the Innsbruck clinic.
The 86-year-old skier was hospitalized with serious injuries and had to be taken by rescue helicopter to the Innsbruck clinic.
Two weeks after the accident, he succumbed to his injuries and died on Monday.
Another death occurred the same day. in Tyrol.
A teenager from the Eichstätt district of Upper Bavaria died from injuries caused by fall while jumping a freestyle hill.
Britain is also recording a large number of deaths on ski trips in recent months.
By early February, at least three Britons had died in ski-related incidents in just 11 days.
On Monday, January 29, a 30-year-old man died after a “hard fall” on a French slope.
The day before, on Sunday, a 63-year-old man suffered a heart attack in another ski resort in France.
In December, a British woman and her son died when an avalanche hit their ski resort in France.
The two victims, a 54-year-old British mother and her 22-year-old son, were found buried and dead, French media reported.
The tragic accident occurred on the Schönboden runway in Axamer Lizum in Austria. Both the 86-year-old skier and the 24-year-old snowboarder were going down the slope when the skier turned right and the snowboarder turned left.
The most recent death of a British skier occurred on February 7, when a 47-year-old man fell several hundred meters to his death on a Swiss ski slope considered one of the most difficult in the world.
The tragedy took place on the notoriously steep Chavannettes piste near Champery in the Portes du Soleil ski resort.
The route, also known as the ‘Swiss Wall’, was closed at the time of the fatal fall due to icy conditions.
The 47-year-old man died at the scene despite first aid attempts.