An Eye-Witness Testifies Gwayneth Paltrow In '2016 Utah Hit And Run Case' On The First Day Of Trial
By: Babita Singh
A lawsuit accuses Paltrow of injuring another skier at Deer Valley, breaking his ribs and inflicting a concussion, and then leaving without asking if he needed help.
A witness claimed on Tuesday that actor Gwyneth Paltrow collided with another skier at Utah's Deer Valley Resort in 2016, hurting him. Paltrow's attorney refuted this version of events.
Paltrow appeared in court on the first day of the trial in Summit County, Utah.
A preliminary lawsuit alleges that Paltrow caused Terry Sanderson to "suffer a concussion, brain injury, and four fractured ribs".
Sanderson's request for $300,000 has been reduced from a previous request for $3.1 million. Paltrow is suing Sanderson for $1 million.
Paltrow and Sanderson disagree about who hit who and who was higher up the hill at the time of the accident.
According to Deer Valley's website, the person ahead or downhill has the right of way.
In his opening remarks, Sanderson's lawyer, Lawrence Buhler, said that Paltrow was ostensibly looking at her children, who were present with instructors, rather than the terrain in front of her while she was skiing downhill.
According to Buhler, Craig Ramon, the only witness to the collision, was 35 feet upward and in a group of skiers with Sanderson at the time.
According to Buhler, Paltrow was able to stand back up while Sanderson was unresponsive following the collision.