Lindsey Vonn accident: Colorado skier hospitalized after super-G crash at world championships

SCHLADMING, Austria - Lindsey Vonn crashed during a super-G competition and has been taken by helicopter to a hospital after apparently injuring her right knee.

The skier from Vail lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid off course and hit a gate before coming to a standstill.

Vonn received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before going to the hospital.

She trailed race leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.12 seconds shortly before the crash. However, Vonn had posted the fastest first interval and was having a strong run when she went down, according to the US Ski Team's website.

The race, which was postponed for 3 1/2 hours because of fog, restarted after a 15-minute delay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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