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Hollywood actress Gwyneth in court over ski crash

Hollywood Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is in a US court as a civil trial begins over claims she seriously injured a man in a “hit-and-run” skiing accident in Utah in 2016.

The actress is being sued by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, who has alleged Paltrow crashed into him at the Deer Valley resort in Park City.

He claimed she skied out of control causing “a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries”.

Paltrow has counter-sued, claiming he hit her with a “full body blow”.

Opening statements in the jury trial are expected to be made on Tuesday, with proceedings scheduled to last for eight days.

Mr Sanderson is seeking damages of $300,000 (£245,000), having had a previous claim for $3.1m (£2.5m) dropped.

The filing also claimed that a ski instructor, who had been training Paltrow, saw Mr Sanderson injured but also made no attempt to help him.

Mr Sanderson  said he waited for almost three years to file the lawsuit because he could not function properly because of the concussion, and also had some problems with lawyers.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Julian Osamoto