In the collision, the actor would have been unbalanced and his head would have hit the ground, the snow.
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The investigation continued Thursday January 20 after the death Wednesday of Gaspard Ulliel following a collision with another skier in Savoie. The man, a Lithuanian in his 40s, was heard as a witness, says France Blue Country of Savoy. Other hearings are to take place in the coming days.
After more than an hour of hearing by the CRS Alpes d’Albertville, in the presence of a translator, it turns out that “the two skiers touched each other well”, but that the collision would not have been particularly violent, according to the first observations and the testimonies collected. Gaspard Ulliel would have been unbalanced and his head would have hit the ground, the snow. “It’s as if you were on a bicycle and you hit a wall without braking at 30 or 40 km/h”, explains an expert. Without necessarily excessive speed, a bad fall can be fatal.
Actor Gaspard Ulliel died on Wednesday at the age of 37 from a traumatic brain injury. The accident occurred on Tuesday at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosière area, in the Haute-Tarentaise massif.