EDMONTON - An Edmonton woman has launched a $900,000 lawsuit against the Edmonton Ski Club and the City of Edmonton after alleging she was seriously injured while tobogganing.
According to a statement of claim filed in Court of Queen’s Bench on Dec. 19, Samantha Giese was hurt when she collided with a ski jump while sliding down Gallagher Park hill on a circular plastic disc on Dec. 22, 2010.
Giese alleges the ski jump consisted of a solid obstruction on the hill which was covered with snow and ice and says the collision left her spun around and facing the hill top.
Giese, who was 19 at the time and in her third year of schooling at the University of Alberta, claims she suffered two fractured vertebrae and a left wrist sprain.
As well, she alleges she suffered serious and permanent pain, loss of strength and loss of range of motion to her neck, back and hips, ongoing permanent numbness in her upper thighs and sleep disturbance.