Actress Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson, mother of two, died yesterday of a head injury. What a shocker! Tuesday, at the Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, Richardson was descending a beginner’s run during a private lesson. Near the bottom of the run, in a section known as “the flats”, the actress took a spill.
Precautions were taken to ensure Richardson’s injury wasn’t serious. The ski instructor called the ski patrol. There was no bleeding or any other signs of external injuries, so Richardson was simply escorted to her room. Believing she was okay, the actress didn’t see a doctor. However, an hour later, Richardson suffered from a headache and her condition deteriorated from there.
I can’t believe such a minor head injury would cause someone’s death. Heck! That could’ve been me. The last time I went downhill skiing was many, many years ago. There’s a reason for that. I liked to go faster than my ability, which caused me to loose control. On our final run, I was going too fast when I jumped a mogul. I flew up in the air and landed on my head. I wasn’t in any pain, but was afraid to move in case I injured my spinal cord, so I waited for help. Not long after, the ski patrol rescued me with a snowmobile and sled. When we reached the bottom of the hill, I felt fine. Luckily, I was.