Gwyneth Paltrow stands accused of crashing into a pensioner before running the scene in a shocking hit-and-run skiing incident.
The Hollywood star appeared in court on Tuesday over a 2016 skiing incident at Deer Valley Resort in Utah during which she allegedly slammed into 72-year-old Terry Sanderson while skiing “dangerously.”
Appearing in court was also 58-year-old Greg Ramone, the sole witness of the crash on the snow.
As Ramone told the court, he saw the actress plow into the victim and knock the elderly man onto the ground. Paltrow then allegedly got up and fled the scene along with her husband and their 16-year-old son Moses, who arrived at the scene a few moments after the collision.
“We were skiing down the run and then I heard this scream. I looked over and I see this skier just slam into the back of Terry,” the witness said.
“She slammed him. Very hard. She hit him directly in the back. The tips of his skis go out and he goes face down, spread-eagle, with Gwyneth on top of him. There was about a second or two. Terry stops, then Gwyneth slid down to the right side. She bounced off of him.”
Ramone continued: “When I got there, I was asking Terry ‘are you ok?’ His face was down in the snow and he wasn’t moving.
“Then Gwyneth gets up and I was asking her if she was ok. I asked if she was ok and she just looked at me. She was standing up, she got up pretty quick.”
According to the witness, the Oscar winner then fled the scene without saying a word.
“I was going to go down and check on her and then she bolts – just goes straight down. There’s a guy and a kid with Gwyneth and they stop above Terry – about 20 to 25ft up. Then the adult comes by just giving me a dirty look and then they both took off after Gwyneth,” Ramone added.
Following the incident, Ramone waited for the victim to regain consciousness. After seeing that he was unable to perform basic maneuvers, however, the pair were forced to call Ski Patrol for help.
Speaking out was also Sanderson’s attorney, Lawrence Buhler, who said Paltrow was skiing dangerous with “conscious disregard for people.”
“She knew what she was doing was dangerous and she knew it was reckless,” the lawyer insisted.
The trial continues.