Schumacher's Head Injury Cause by GoPro: Report

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It may not have been the fall that caused Michael Schumacher’s devastating head injury, but the GoPro camera mounted to his helmet.

That is according to a new report on the circumstances surrounding the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion’s accident.

Schumacher suffered traumatic head injuries after a skiing accident last year and according to French journalist, Jean-Louis Moncet, “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro [sic] camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain.” Earlier this year, London’s The Telegraph hinted something similar in a report stating that a laboratory was doing additional testing to see if the camera had weakened the structure of the helmet.

SEE ALSO: Schumacher Moves Home for Rehabilitation Process

Schumacher is currently continuing his recovery at his Switzerland home after six months of care in a French hospital.

[Source: New York Post]

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 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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