Park City’s Trauma Park Eats Another
I texted my roommate last week asking if he needed to me to let his dog out because she was whining. He texted back, “Yeah. I’ve been in the hospital all day. I broke my back.” He had been trying to stick a sick trick in the terrain park at Park City Mountain and, well, didn’t. Luckily, he is able to walk. The docs want to wait six weeks to see how it heals before they operate because the injury is close to his spinal cord.
On Feb. 27, 2016, Casey Fehlberg, 30, basically tried the same thing. His friends say the Orem man landed on his face while boarding at PCM and suffered serious brain damage. He was wearing a helmet but that does nothing if you crash face first. Fehlberg was flown to the University of Utah Medical Center in an induced coma. According to his brothers, Felhberg was always flipping and jumping. And yet he has no insurance!
Fehlberg has a GoFundMe account to help cover medical expenses if you know this former BYU Cosmo the Cougar mascot (late 90s) and a social media campaign, #GoBigForCasey to help bring awareness to his accident. The biggest take away here unfortunately is that terrain parks are dangerous and you shouldn’t jump in without insurance.