Stevens Pass park jump takes down Tanner Hall and Wiley Miller.
May 18, 2009, 9:47 AM
By: John Symms
Sammy Carlson crouches next to a pain-stricken Tanner Hall after a brutal overshoot in Stevens Pass.
The following day, Saturday the 16th, Tanner Hall hit the same jump at around noon, and landed in the flats a bit further than where Wiley landed the day prior. He four-point landed to his skis and then his hip. Immediately upon impacting the hard, flat landing, he came to a stop. At the scene of the accident, Tanner experienced severe pain in his right knee with moderate pain in his left. He was airlifted from the jump to the Stevens Pass base area, where an ambulance transported him to the Wenatchee, WA, hospital. According to TGR's Todd Jones who accompanied Hall to the hospital, Tanner fractured his tibial plateaus in each leg and might have possible ligament damage. He did not sustain injuries to his back or head.
Tanner Hall has everything so dialed in that hearing about him with an injury is unusual enough. And a park shoot jump taking out two pros, let alone two big dogs, is completely unheard of. I don't get it. Probably Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the billiards room. Keep Wiley and Tanner in your thoughts. And in your prayers, if you're a fan of team sports.