According to reports, the hotel heiress was celebrating her 31st birthday with her 21-year old boyfriend when the latter sustained a severe cut on his left leg after taking a serious tumble on the slopes of Lake Tahoe, California.
Following the incident, Hilton took his Pheed account to inform her and her beau’s fans about the incident. In her own words quoted below, she said in her post:
“Such a scary day on the slopes today,” the 32-year-old birthday girl posted. “After seeing the gash on @RiverViiperi’s leg, I almost passed out. I have never seen a cut that deep in my life. He is so brave, I can’t even imagine the pain he went through today. “
Subsequently, Paris took his Twitter account to explain what happened during their ski adventure. She said:
“Just got out of the hospital with @RiverViiperi. He was doing a high jump while skiing & the ski sliced in to his leg! 19 stitches! Oww! (sic)”
Fortunately for Viiperi, his injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening. In other ski accident cases, victims usually end up suing the premise owner for negligence or slip-and-fall. However, in the model’s case, apparently, he has no intent of raising any claim since the incident was excusable on the premise owner’s part because it was purely an accident.
Nevertheless, a Los Angeles injury lawyer here noted that victims of similar accidents are entitled for compensation depending on the gravity of the injuries sustained.