Zoricic Family Says Crash Preventable

Skicross racer died in March

Apr 26, 2012
Outside Magazine

The family of Nik Zorocic has called for an investigation into the finish-line crash that killed the Canadian skicross racer in Switzerland in March. Officials from the Canadian ski federation had called Zoricic's death a "freak accident," after the skier hit a plastic fence after flying wide on the course's final jump. On Wednesday, Tim Danson, a lawyer for Zoricic's parents, said the finish-line structure was not safe. "It is unacceptable that an elite athlete like Nik Zoricic can make a perfect landing, barely miss the finish line by one meter and be killed for it," he said. The FIS says that an investigation by Swiss authorities is underway.

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