Sunday, 29 December 2013

F1 great Michael Schumacher 'conscious' after skiing accident

Michael Schumacher, right, of Germany has been seriously injured after a skiing accident/>
Michael Schumacher, right, of Germany has been seriously injured after a skiing ac


Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, French media reported.

The seven-time world racing champion has been taken to hospital, Europe 1 and RMC radio reported.
"He has been taken to a hospital in Grenoble," the resort director, Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, told radio RMC.
"I can't tell how serious his injury is," he added.
The 44-year-old German quitFormula One last year after a three-year comeback with Mercedes following his earlier retirement fromFerrari.
The director of the Meribel resort where Schumacher was skiing reportedly said his injury was "not very serious".
Gernignon Christophe Lecomte was quoted by Radio Monte Carlo Sport as saying the former racing driver hit his head against a rock in the accident which happened at 11.07am local time. Schumacher had been wearing a helmet.
Lecomte said on rmcsport.bfmtv.com: "Help responded quickly, at 1115. He was airlifted and taken to hospital in Moutiers. He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious.
"It may be a head injury but it is not very serious."

SOURCE-IRISH INDEPENDENT

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