Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 19, 2013
Grantsville teen injured in sledding accident

A Grantsville teen was severely injured in a sledding accident Friday near Brighton Ski Resort.

Garrett Webb, a 17-year-old junior at Grantsville High School, has been hospitalized since the accident Friday evening. Lt. Justin Hoyal, public information officer with the Unified Police Department, said Webb was sledding with a church group near Brighton a little before 7:30 p.m., and collided with a tree during one run. He was flown by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake hospital in serious condition.

According to the family’s blog, Webb has been unconscious since the accident but is showing signs of improvement. A neck brace was removed Sunday, and he started to react to some stimuli, such as pinching his fingernails.

Webb is a member of the school’s track team, and has competed in sprint races, sprint relays, mid-distance races, long jump and high jump.

In a tri-school meet with Stansbury and Bear River High Schools last April, he placed third in the 400-meter race, and placed ninth in the Region 11 high jump last year as a sophomore.

He is also the son of Grantsville City Recorder Christine Webb and her husband, James.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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