Michael Schumacher Suffers Head Injury in Ski Accident

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury in a skiing accident and has been transported to a hospital in Grenoble, France.

Schumacher was skiing in the Alps resort of Meribel when the accident occurred that caused the 44-year-old driver to hit his head on a rock. Schumacher was wearing a helmet when the accident happened and according to initial reports was conscious afterwards.

According to early reports, Schumacher suffered a “relatively serious” head injury but his life is not in danger.

“We ask for understanding that we cannot give running updates on his condition. He wore a helmet and was not alone,” said Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm.

Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver of all time with a record 91 victories and seven World Championships.

Four years ago he suffered both head and neck injuries in a motorcycle accident in Spain.

UPDATE: According to a statement released by the University Hospital Center of Grenoble (the hospital where he was admitted), Schumacher was in a coma when he arrived. He underwent emergency brain surgery and is currently in a coma.

[Source: USA Today]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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