Former Local Luger Reacts To Olympic Accident

A former luger, who now lives in eastern Carolina, is reacting to the horrific accident before Friday's Olympic opening ceremonies where a 21 year-old luger from the Republic of Georgia was killed.

Chris Cabral is a park ranger at Goose Creek State Park in Beaufort County---but was also a luger for nine-years---even competing in Olympic trials. Cabral raced nationally and internationally against some of those in the Olympics today. He told us luging is actually a pretty safe sport that he'll keep on defending. He says the accident on Friday was tragic, but not something that should get the sport kicked out of the Olympics.

Cabral says, "I think the accident was a combination of a super fast track and you have sliders, their experience and skills may not be where it needs to be, put these two together and you have bad consequences."

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  • by Jeff Location: Rochester Hills, MI on Feb 17, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    Chris made some very good points about this tragic accident. Chris was an excellent slider and North Carolina is lucky to have him as a park ranger.

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