Skier Cody Marshall Seriously Injured After Fall Off Escalator

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U.S. Alpine Skier Cody Marshall is in critical condition at University Hospital in Salt Lake City after falling somewhere between 20-30 feet off an escalator.

U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly says the 26-year-old Marshall was out with teammates when he fell off the escalator rail about 12 a.m. Thursday in a mini-mall in downtown Park City, Utah.

Jesus, that’s just terrible. My best wishes go out to Cody, his friends and his family. Here’s to Cody making a full recovery.

But isn’t it always somewhat strange when something like this happens to a person like Marshall, who risks serious injury every time he straps on the skis to do the thing he loves? It’s just like those stories you read about where the guy that goes jogging every day drops dead of a heart attack. Or to put in a way that makes sense to most of us, if a blogger were to choke to death on a Bagel Bite.

It just isn’t right.

Skier suffers head injuries after fall from escalator [SI.com/AP]

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9 Comments

  1. tuwanda

    July 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

    It’s not “weird” since the escalator was blocked off and out of order and the idiot was sliding down the railing backwards and fell off. Stupid is as stupid does.

    • rich

      July 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm

      @tuwanda,
      Loser… because he was fooling around like we all have.. does not justify this most insensitive comment.. hide behind your computer.. This kid has more talent in his pinky than your entire bloodline, loser

      • Alex

        May 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm

        @rich, Thank you for backing him up! So glad he’s back on his skis and getting back out there. :)

  2. Lana

    July 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Tuwanda, he’s a young guy who was fooling around and not using common sense like a lot of young people do. But regardless, this boy is in serious condition and that’s all you can say, something mean and negative?. How about praying for his recovery and sending out support for his family?

  3. merry

    July 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    hope this young man recovers…I’m thinking something was going on prior to the fall that wasn’t a good idea that went really wrong…having 2 sons of my own who have made me swallow my heart a few times with their antics, I pray he recovers with a bit more caution in his soul….

  4. Vermont Fan

    July 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

    This kid has more fun in a day than most of us have in a year. Yes, he is a risk-taker; what U.S. Ski Team member is not? Here’s to a speedy, full recovery back to his fun-filled life.

    • rich

      July 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

      @Vermont Fan,

      risk taking and fun have little in common when the brain is damgaged..I hope the best for this kid

  5. Ulic

    July 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    This is the most unfortunate accident for such a talent on the rise. We have been watching Cody for years. A great racer and a great kid. His injuries painfully remind us of injuries suffered by another talented ski racer Richard Long from Ontario who hit trees in Col a few years back as a result of the coach’s negligent behaviour for refusing to net the training course that ran along a treeline.
    We have watched Richard struggle over the years..some good days and some bad and hope for cody get through this very challenging rehab.

    Hang in there Cody.

  6. Jacob Marshall

    December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    hi i have a dog named cody marshall so!bye! gtg!

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