Three adults and two children are recovering from injuries they suffered in an accident at the Wisp ski resort in western Maryland last weekend. Resort spokeswoman Lori Epp says they were participants in the annual Cardboard Box Derby on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club and is a fundraiser for the club’s blind skier program..
But the derby entry carried 14 people riding in the cardboard vessel that veered out of the snow-tubing lanes and crashed into metal pipes supporting a snow-making machine. The five unidentified victims were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
It just doesn’t sound like a good idea to have 14 people in any conveyance that is uncontrolled, heading down a snow-packed hill.