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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Media interest remains at fever pitch as Michael Schumacher's coma after his skiing crash in France enters a second week.

Philippe Streiff, a former F1 driver paralysed in a 1989 testing crash, caused the biggest stir at the weekend when he visited the hospital in Grenoble.

The Frenchman told reporters after his visit that he had spoken with doctor and mutual friend Gerard Saillant who said Schumacher, now 45, is "out of danger".

"He (Saillant) said it is a serious condition but his life is not in danger any more, thankfully," Streiff said.

He also provided new details of the German's injuries, including the apparent risk that the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver could be left "hemiplegic", or paralysed on one side of the body.

He also said the nature of the bleeding on the sides of Schumacher's brain endangers Schumacher's speech and motor skills, but Streiff's comments were dismissed by manager Sabine Kehm as "pure speculation".

Sabine Kehm insisted her boss remains in a "critical but stable" condition, and Streiff later told France's RMC that Schumacher is in fact in "a stable but serious condition without deterioration or improvement".

It is believed that the doctors in charge of Schumacher's recovery could give a full medical update to the media on Monday.

At the same time, French authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding Schumacher's skiing fall, which was reportedly captured by video on an eyewitness' mobile phone, who said the German was travelling at no more than 20kph when he hit rocks and struck his head.

The authorities issued a statement urging the media against "spreading false information" about the investigation, according to France's L'Equipe.

Nonetheless, the respected Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche cited hospital sources in claiming the most recent brain scan undergone by Schumacher had "very bad" results.

And Kehm denied that the Schumacher family only reluctantly gave up the 'Gopro' camera that was attached to his helmet. It is not known if the camera was recording at the time of the crash.

"The family gave the camera to the investigating authorities voluntarily. That this was done against the wishes of the family is untrue," Kehm is quoted by Bild newspaper.

Finally, Dr Johannes Peil, who treated Schumacher in 2009, revealed that an artery in the driver's brain was damaged in that serious motorcycle crash.

He said the old injury should not affect Schumacher's recovery now.


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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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There's supposed to be a video of the accident surfacing.
There are two videos: one was taken from Schumacher's Helmet Cam (and it's already in the hands of the authorities); the second one was captured on a smartphone by a steward who was filming his girlfriend and caught Schumacher’s fall by chance (in the background): the videomaker planned to provide the video to French investigators as well. French authorities investigating MS accident will hold a press conference this Wednesday.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Revealed: Michael Schumacher made a will distributing his £750m fortune three years before horror ski accident.

Ex-F1 champion worried about 'things that can happen in everyday life'

Schumacher said he feared events off the circuit more than racing.
He told interviewer in 2010 he made a will because he is a 'family man'

Witness claims to have caught Schumacher accident on film.

Mobile phone footage 'shows the motorsport star travelling at only 12mph'

Medics have noted a 'slight improvement' in his health tonight.

Prosecutors investigating if piste was properly marked.

Speculation mounts if piste operators might face charges over the crash.



Formula One legend Michael Schumacher made a will to distribute his £750 million cash, cars and property empire among his wife and two children just three years before the ski accident which has brought him to the brink of death.

Back in 2010 he admitted that he had made a will for the first time, telling a German magazine: 'Yes, I have made my testament because I am a family man.

'But it is less about Formula One but because of the things that can happen in everyday life.'



The 45-year-old is still in an artificial coma at a hospital in Grenoble where he remains stable but seriously ill. Medics said today they have noted a ‘slight improvement’ in his health.

The will, he said, 'covers all those who are important to me.'

On Sunday his father Rold and brother Ralf were among the close family visitors at his bedside in Grenoble's University Hospital.


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Schumi has always been a favorite in our household. However, only an adrenaline junkie would be able to achieve what he has during his lifetime. I just hope for his safe recovery, and maybe he will be content in an advisory role in Formula 1 instead of constantly participating in some new extreme sport.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Speed factor played down in Michael Schumacher accident.




Investigators say F1 legend, now in a coma with serious head injury, was not reckless


By John F. Burns

Published: 09:21 January 9, 2014


London: French police officials said on Wednesday that speed was “not an important element” of their investigation into the December 29, 2013, skiing accident in which Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One racing, sustained serious head injuries.

At a news conference in the regional centre of Albertville, investigators said that they had been unable to determine Schumacher’s speed at the time of the accident from a preliminary review of video footage recorded by the camera attached to Schumacher’s helmet. They said it would take further work, examining the two-minute video passage “image by image” to identify the speed at which Schumacher was travelling.

But Patrick Quincy, a prosecutor in the Albertville office, said the video appeared to show “completely normal behaviour by a good skier on this terrain.”

The finding appeared to lend an important context to the accident, in which Schumacher fell and struck his head on a rock protruding from an off-piste snowfield at the resort of Meribel in the French Alps.

The term refers to an area of snow, generally more challenging and hazardous for skiers than the pistes, or runs, that are groomed by specially equipped vehicles that prepare the hillsides at major resorts.

The Albertville investigators said that they had called the news conference in the hope of stopping the spread of “false information” about the Schumacher accident.

This appeared to be a reference to news reports that had suggested that Schumacher, renowned for his speed in the years when he won 91 grand prix races and seven F1 world drivers’ championships, might have been behaving recklessly in venturing into the off-piste snowfield.

The investigators said they had visited the accident scene, interviewed witnesses, inspected Schumacher’s skis and his shattered helmet, and met with his doctors at Grenoble. They said his skis had been “in perfect condition,” and that the off-piste area, between two of Meribel’s main ski runs, had been well marked.

They also said the helmet video had shown Schumacher to have been about 8 metres into the off-piste area when his right ski struck “a rock that was sticking out,” and that this had pitched him forward, head-first, into a collision with another rock that was about 3 metres farther down the slope.

Officials at Meribel have said that there was about 50 centimetres of fresh powder snow in the off-piste area at the time.

Schumacher has remained in an artificially-induced coma since arriving at the Grenoble University Hospital Centre shortly after his accident. In their most recent bulletin on his condition on Monday, Schumacher’s medical team described his condition as stable, but emphasised that they “continue to consider Michael’s condition as critical”.

Coupled with other statements by Schumacher’s family and his manager, the medical bulletin suggested that those most directly involved expect the vigil at Grenoble, after 11 days, to continue for some time — and that they still know too little about the extent of Schumacher’s injuries to give any authoritative statement on his prospects for recovery.

“The privacy of the patient demands that we are not going into details of his treatment, and this is why we do not envisage any press conferences or statements in the near future,” the medical team said.



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Thanks for keeping us abreast of the situation. I hope he pulls through. He bought a ranch here in Austin while he was here for the inaugural race. I was really hoping to "bump" into him. Seems a selfish reason for him to get better....

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Skiing is off my list of things to do

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I am right there with you, Angelahh. Clubhouse, have you been to Silverstone?

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I am right there with you, Angelahh. Clubhouse, have you been to Silverstone?

I have a few times....Great day out.

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Lucky Dog. What team are you betting on for next season?

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