BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A man accused of injuring a child while snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Area last April has been found guilty.
Matt Grannell was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault after colliding with a child on the Pioneer Trail, a blue run in the middle of Peak 7 at Breckenridge Ski Area.READ MORE: Jeffco Public Schools Aims To Offer Flexibility With Remote Learning Next Fall
“A little 6-year-old girl was skiing on the Pioneer Run at Breckenridge resort and she fell in a spot that had some decreased visibility,” said Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Deitz.READ MORE: COVID In Aurora: Signs For Vaccine Become Sticking Point Between Clinic & City
Grannell was snowboarding when he struck the child just below what many people call a roller, a flat section followed by a steep drop on the mountain. There is a sign that reads “Caution People Below.”
Grannell’s attorney said in court that his snowboarding was done with substantial and unjustifiable risk, but prosecutors convinced the jury that he was riding recklessly.MORE NEWS: Douglas County Schools To Bring Middle & High School Students Back After Spring Break