Natasha Richardson: New Details of Accident

As conflicting reports swirl about actress Natasha Richardson’s condition after a serious ski accident, new details have emerged about the accident which caused the injuries.

According to a release put out by the Quebec resort of Mont Tremblant, Richardson was “laughing and joking” after the fall, which apparently caused the incident.

“Ms. Richardson fell during a ski lesson, but she didn’t show any signs of an injury,” the statement reads. Richardson was not wearing a helmet, which is not mandatory by Quebec law.

After being looked at by ski patrol, she was told to seek medical help. But the statement says that Richardson refused, asking only to be taken to her room. “The (ski) instructor and two members of the patrol accompanied her to her hotel room.”

“She refused to see anyone and signed a paper saying she didn’t want to see a doctor.”

“After an hour or so she said she had a headache, then they called 911.”

According to, Richardson was being flown to a New York hospital, her husband Liam Neeson at her side. Sources told the website it was a “traumatic head injury.”