Collision puts German skier in hospital

A 47-year-old Austrian and a 46-year-old German sustained injuries when they collided on a slope in Carinthia yesterday (Sun).The men crashed into each other on a piste in the ski resort of Nassfeld in the district of Hermagor around midday. Officials did not give any information on the kind of injuries they sustained. The German holidaymaker was airlifted to Villach’s LKH Hospital, while an ambulance transported the Austrian to a local doctor for a check-up.Earlier this month, the Federal Committee for Alpine Safety (KfAS) pointed out that just one out of 10 skiing accidents were collisions. The organisation stressed that the overwhelming majority of incidents on the slopes involve just one person.Around 60,000 skiers and snowboarders end up in clinics across the country every winter. Knee injuries dominate skiers’ accident records, whereas wrist injuries are most common among boarders.