July 16, 2009

US Skier Cody Marshall Critically Injured in Escalator Fall: U.S. Alpine skier Cody Marshall has a head injury after falling about 20 feet while sliding from an escalator railing around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Park City, Utah. Marshall, 26, apparently was sliding down the railing of the out-of-order escalator when he fell backward, police said. Marshall was living there to train for the 2010 Olympics, as are his brother and sister.

posted by rcade to olympics at 09:20 PM - 8 comments

That sucks, and godspeed on recovery and all, but I'm sorry.....I have to:

"Man, there's not a year goes by, not one year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been avoided if some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!"

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:34 PM on July 16

Mallrats?

I hope he's okay. It says he fell 30 feet.

posted by apthomason at 11:53 PM on July 16

I would also like to express my hopes for a speedy recovery, while bringing attention to what I believe is a pertinent website.

posted by bobfoot at 12:07 AM on July 17

I too, wish Cody a speedy and full recovery...

That said, I take issue with the escalator being dubbed "out-of-order." As the the late, great Mitch Hedberg would say, that is an impossibility...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:23 AM on July 17

Chances are he was going fast. Chances are he had had a fair amount to drink by 11:30pm. It is unfortunate. I wish him well. Trying to stop a ski racer from going fast is a losing battle though. I wouldn't blame the parents. He'll likely be more careful from now on.

posted by edlwhite at 04:32 AM on July 17

"Man, there's not a year goes by, not one year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been avoided if some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!"

Mallrats?

Ding!! Tell 'em Wink, what has he won!!

Classic Kevin Smith flick! Booong!

posted by BornIcon at 08:24 AM on July 17

Thanks for that funny Mitch Hedberg joke, Saber. I'd heard of him but never seen him before.

posted by rcade at 11:17 AM on July 17

"US Skier injured due to stupidity".

Brodie had it right. Fear and respect the escalator. I fucking hate those things!

posted by Drood at 01:05 PM on July 17

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