Jury says snowboarder owes $263K for Keystone crash

SUMMIT COUNTY - A jury ruled a snowboarder from Douglas County owes more than $263,000 to a skier injured in a collision at Keystone Resort last year.

A jury awarded the skier $263,454.44 in damages last week. According to court documents, Tomasz Dubert sued Casey Ferguson for negligence after the two collided on the Flying Dutchman run at Keystone Resort in February 2015.

Dubert’s attorneys claimed Casey crashed into him from behind at high speed, in a failed passing attempt. Dubert suffered a joint separation that caused him to miss three months of work at the Chicago Fire Department. Court documents list Dubert as a resident of Cook County, Ill.

Attorneys for Ferguson filed a counterclaim and argued Dubert caused the accident by failing to properly lookout for other skiers and failing to control his own speed.

Jurors agreed both Dubert and Ferguson suffered injuries as a result of the collision; they only found Ferguson was negligent and his actions resulted in losses for Dubert.

Attorneys for Dubert told the Summit Daily Ferguson won’t end up paying the damages himself because he lives with his parents and the accident is covered under their homeowner’s insurance.

 

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