A Massachusetts family is suing Jay Peak and two of its employees, claiming their 5-year-old daughter was seriously injured back in April by an out-of-control snowboard instructor.
According to the lawsuit, the child was participating in a ski school class on a beginner trail when William Vincent of Enosburgh allegedly slammed into her. Eyewitnesses say the Jay Peak instructor was boarding straight down the slope at 50 mph. The girl was taken to the hospital with a lacerated liver, a partially collapsed lung, a concussion and hearing loss. The family is now suing the instructor of her class, Jenn Leveillee, Vincent, and the resort for negligence.
Jay Peak president Bill Stenger says William Vincent was fired a week before the alleged incident for an unrelated reason. He says Vincent was boarding that day as a customer, not an employee.