Off the Wall News: Helmet cam captures man smacking teen snowboarder on head after collision
Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Dec 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Utah — During the winter he's on the slopes nearly every weekend, but this was the first time 17-year-old Daniel Poulsen felt threatened at his second home and his attitude and character were tested.
Like any outing at Snowbasin, Daniel was with friends snowboarding down the "Sweet Revenge" slope on Black Friday and he was capturing the entire run with his new helmet cam.
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The footage of this particular run shows Daniel and his friends speeding down the slope at what he said was an average speed. Half way down, a small girl on skis encroaches on his left. He swerves and balances himself off her shoulder, when on his right from what appears out of nowhere is another small child on skis, who Daniel can't avoid hitting.
They collide and Daniel reacts fast to twist his body underneath the boy, who appeared to be 5 or 6 years old. After sliding a bit, Daniel asks the boy if he's alright. When they come to a stop, an older man who Daniel identifies as the boy's father skis up and proceeds to yell and curse at him.
Poulsen told the man it was an accident.
The man exclaimed, "Stay in control," and hit Daniel on the head.