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Michael Schumacher Injured Critically During Skiing Accident

December 29th, 2013 at 8:32 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is listed in critical condition on Sunday night after suffering head trauma in a skiing accident Sunday morning in the French Meribel Resort. The seven-time World Champion underwent neurosurgical intervention at Grenoble for a severe head injury that has the 44-year-old in a coma.

'Michael Schumacher' photo (c) 2012, exit 1979 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The accident occurred while Schumacher was on a family ski trip in the French Alps and was on an unmarked slope where he apparently hit his head on a rock.

He was originally taken to a hospital in Moutiers before being moved to Grenoble and his condition which was not initially considered life threatening has worsened.

Schumacher earned 91 career Formula 1 wins in his 306 career starts. He won five straight championships from 2000 to 2004, a mark that Sebastian Vettel will try to equal in 2014. Schumacher retired from F1 after the 2012 season after he had initially stepped away from the sport for three seasons from 2007 to 2009.

Tags: Formula 1, Formula One, French Meribel Resort, Michael Schumacher, Motorsports

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