Michael Schumacher in coma following a ski accident in France

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher was skiing yesterday at a resort in Meribel, France where he fell and hit his head on a rock.

Mr. Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time, but still was badly injured and felt dazed and shocked. He was soon transferred by helicopter to University Hospital Centte in Grenoble. Things got worse and he reportedly arrived in coma and went through a brain surgery shortly after arriving.

Schumacher was reportedly skiing on unmarked slopes at high speed when the accident happened.

According to one of the doctors if he had not been wearing a helmet, he would most likely not have made it to the hospital.

British journalist Kevin Garside told CNN that Schumacher is “a very good skier” but acknowledged that he is “fearless” — like most F1 drivers and also added “These people don’t recognize fear like you and I do. There is no gene in their body that lets them go slow”.

The initial operation relieved the effects of brain bleeding, but there are also “various bilateral lesions” and his condition is critical.

via: BBC, CNN


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