Authorities are searching for more information on an accident that occurred last month that left 77-year-old Laurence Niles in the hospital with multiple broken ribs and a concussion.

The accident was believed to have occurred at 10:55am in the Meadows area, near Pole 10 of the Loge Peak chairlift if Aspen Highlands. Witnesses from the ski lift above said that the second person involved in the collision appeared to be a male wearing a blue jacket and hat, and he fled the accident nearly 10 seconds after the collision.

If you are involved in a ski collision, the Ski Safety Act requires that you stay on scene until your name and information have been collected by the ski resort.

“No skier involved in a collision with another skier or person in which an injury results shall leave the vicinity of the collision before giving his or her name and current address to an employee of the ski area operator or a member of the ski patrol, except for the purpose of securing aid for a person injured in the collision; in which event the person so leaving the scene of the collision shall give his or her name and current address as required by this subsection (10) after securing such aid.”

If you have been injured in a ski accident, this information will be helpful to you to understand what action you can take: http://www.chalatlaw.com/accidents/ski-accidents/

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