Dutch skier puts elderly Austrian in clinic
An Upper Austrian skier is in intensive care after colliding with a Dutch holidaymaker yesterday (Tues).The 63-year-old from Ried im Innkreis was skiing down a slope in the Salzburg winter sport resort of Neukirchen when the 33-year-old man from the Netherlands crashed into him from behind.Witnesses claimed the Dutchman was going too fast. Local police announced today that the elderly skier was transferred to a clinic in Schwaz, Tyrol. They had no comment on whether the unharmed Dutch tourist faces criminal charges over the incident.The Austrian Committee for Alpine Safety (KfAS) said yesterday that more than 2,300 accidents have happened on Austrian pistes so far this winter. The organisation pointed out that just one out of 10 of these incidents were collisions. It explained that the vast majority of skiing and snowboarding accidents traditionally involve just one person.