Oct 23, 2011 2:25 PM by Matt Stafford

Man acquitted in Colo. snowboarding crash with boy

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 22-year-old man who crashed into a 7-year-old while snowboarding in Snowmass in March was acquitted of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault charges.

The Aspen Times reported Saturday that that Pitkin County jurors delivered their verdict Friday after 90 minutes of deliberation.

Prosecutors alleged that Travis Lee Huffman was a risk-taker who was not concerned for others' safety. But Huffman's attorney told jurors that what happened was an accident and not a criminal act.

The boy was learning to ski when the incident happened. His father recorded the crash on his video camera.

The boy was treated for bruises at an Aspen hospital.



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