Canadian Racer Dies After Skicross Crash

March 10, 2012 by staff 

Canadian Racer Dies After Skicross Crash, Canadian skier Nik Zoricic died Saturday after crashing during a World Cup event in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Zoricic, who turned 29 last month, was one of three skiers taking part in a ski cross race when the incident occurred. He was airlifted to hospital following the crash, but later pronounced dead.

During a jump in the ski cross course, Zoricic crashed into safety netting on the course’s boundary. The International Ski Federation said “severe neurotrauma” as a result of the crash led to the skier’s death.

His local ski club, Blue Mountains, Ontario-based Craigleith, confirmed Zoricic’s death Saturday.

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