Teen Collides With Deer at Ski Resort
WEST DOVER, Vt. (AP) _ A 16-year-old skier ran into more than loose snow on the slopes of a southern Vermont ski resort. She ran into a deer.
Andrea Spieth hit the deer Monday while skiing with her family at the Mount Snow Ski Resort.
″It ran across the trail,″ she said, ″and I ran right into it.″
The Barrington, R.I., high school junior fell, but the deer kept going as several other skiers and a ski instructor watched.
Spieth said colliding with the deer was like running into a rock.
Physicians who treated her for a sprained ligament in her thumb ″thought I was crazy″ when she told them how she acquired her injury. ″But somebody called up and confirmed it - that they saw a girl hit by a deer.″