Teen injured on East Tennessee class ski trip

GATLINBURG (WVLT) – A Pigeon Forge High School student was flown to UT Medical Center early Friday afternoon after a skiing accident.

According to officials with Ober Gatlinburg, the girl was part of a group of students from the school.

Witnesses said she was skiing Bear Run, an intermediate run, around 1:00 PM when she picked up some speed and fell down, hitting her head.

She possibly lost consciousness for a few minutes before emergency crews arrived on the scene, but she was alert when paramedics began to treat her.

According to their report, the teen seemed lethargic and was possibly suffering from reduced motor skills, so they transported her off the mountain and decided to have her taken to UT Medical.

She was treated at the hospital and released less than two hours later.

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