Zoricic's family questions skier's fatal crash

Family of Nik Zoricic, skicross athlete killed in a race, raises safety questions

Updated: April 25, 2012, 5:20 PM ET
By Associated Press

TORONTO -- The family of Nik Zoricic has challenged the claim from the Canadian skier's team that his fatal crash in a World Cup skicross race in Switzerland last month was a "freak" accident.

The 29-year-old skier injured his head when he fell into the safety netting upon landing off a jump approaching the finish line at Grindelwald. He was 29.

"Many have characterized Nik's death as a 'freak' accident," the legal firm Danson Recht said in a statement Monday. "Such a ...

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