Young skier critically injured on Mt. Brighton by the snow grooming machine

Real Estate Agent with The Michigan Group - Livingston

A 12 year old Canadian school student injured Wednesday at Mt. Brighton by a snow grooming machine. Austin Miles continues to make progress as he recovers at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.  Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said initial investigations showed 12 year old Austin Miles was run over by a snow grooming machine Wednesday afternoon when he lost control and fell in front of the machine. However an investigation into the matter is ongoing. It took more than an hour to extricate him from the device. He was originally listed in critical condition and then was upgraded yesterday to serious after officials said he was off of a ventilator and that it looked like they could save his leg, which had been severely damaged in the incident. Authorities have upgraded Miles to fair condition. So my question to you is: Should snow grooming machines be allowed to operate when skiers are present?


 Reprinted in part from WHMI, Livingston Counties Radio Station.

Comments (3)

Bill Fear
The Michigan Group - Livingston - Brighton Township, MI
Questions attract answers.
Feb 01, 2008 03:29 PM
Lu Kalaj
Vision Realty Centers - Brighton Township, MI
Thank you for commenting on our blog.  I appreciate your attempt to give me points.  When you comment on someone's blog, you get the points.  Only the good blogs, get extra points.  The listings I haven't noticed get any additional points.  I am thankful for my co-agents.  I hope you had a great January.  Lu
Feb 03, 2008 02:48 AM
Lu Kalaj
Vision Realty Centers - Brighton Township, MI
I hope that this skier recovers quickly.  I personally was never a big fan of skiing.   I appreciate you emails to me, and hope your trip to Arizona is fabulous.  Thank you for thinking of me.  Have a great week.  Lu
Feb 06, 2008 02:20 AM