Discrepancies in the Injury

January 10th, 2011 by Conor

I wanted to take a minute and address something that has been bothering me. In Iris Lazz’s account of How it Happened she described in great detail the entire incident and how it happened through her eyes.

Not that it really matters, but there is one detail in the whole account that she would have to agree with me is a creation. She stated the following “He landed blind and when he turned his head to see the run out, the trees were right in front of him. He slid out, letting his board take most of the hit then flew forward, head first, into the grouping of trees.”

However, when ski patrol asked and even on the car ride to the hospital, everyone agreed that they had seen only part of the incident. The only reason I bring this up is because the idea that Danny “flew forward, head first, into the grouping of trees” is a little gnarly. Yes, in fact Danny ended up in that grouping of trees with his head downhill but now one saw exactly what caused him to fall and how he ended up the way he did. Everyone saw a different part of it. But still there were pieces left out.

The reason I bring this up is because Danny has no injuries or abrasions at all other than the tiny scrape that you see in the picture below. Ski Patrol even suggested that he had caught his edge and hit his head on the ice and then slid into the woods. It’s hard for me to imagine that Danny flew into the woods and hit a tree head first and didn’t get any scrape or cut what-so-ever.

Not that any of this is really specific but for some reason it has been really bothering me and I just wanted to get out there. I guess mostly because the way that she wrote it just paints such a crazy picture in my head. No one saw the injury in full. Period. All that we can be sure of is that Danny hit his head really hard on something. The rest of what Iris wrote is on point and I’m glad someone wrote it because I sure as heck couldn’t do it.

One Response to “Discrepancies in the Injury”

  1. Cassandra Says:

    Definitely a gnarly description in “How it Happened”. I kind of pictured a pretty banged up Danny. Good to know that’s not the case. Thanks for the picture… Stay strong.

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