Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nick Zoricic Killed in World Cup Crash

Canadian skier Nick Zoricic has died after crashing into safety nets during a World Cup skicross event in Switzerland.

He suffered fatal head injuries after going wide of the course at the final jump.

Television pictures showed the 29-year-old tumbling through the nets as his skis and poles were thrown clear.

Despite the immediate efforts of team doctors and Air Glacier, Zoricic died as a result of "severe neurotrauma", said the International Ski Federation in a statement.

"Nick Zoricic fell heavily just before the finish in the round of eight, crashing directly into the safety netting and thereafter lying motionless," said the FIS.

"The organising committee, FIS and Swiss Ski express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nick Zoricic and the Canadian Ski Team." More to Follow...