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.