Schu manager: Speed not a factor

Wednesday 1st January 2014

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Schu manager: Speed not a factor

Schu manager: Speed not a factor

Michael Schumacher's official spokesperson Sabine Kehm has shed some light on the German's skiing accident, revealing that he was not going at speed when he fell.

The Formula One legend remains in hospital fighting for his life after suffering head trauma in a ski accident on Sunday morning.

Schumacher crashed heavily into a rock and was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery before being placed in a medically induced coma.

And although reports on Tuesday - after a second operation- spoke of a "slight improvement", his condition remains critical.

Shedding some light on the accident, Kehm revealed that the seven-time World Champ was not skiing at speed but rather had stopped to help a friend before heading off again and hitting a rock.

"I think after having spoken to several people that were with Michael at the time that the group had been skiing on slopes that were normal slopes," she said.

"There was a red slope and a blue slope and in between there was a part which was deep snow and Michael went into that.

"But even after that, it would seem from everything people have told me that he was not even travelling at high speed as he had helped a friend who had fallen on the piste.

"So he started to ski again, went into the deep snow and apparently what we assume is he hit a rock when he wanted to do a curve and he was catapulted in the air and apparently went head down hitting another rock.

"It was extremely unfortunate circumstances and not because he was speeding too much. It was something, I have spoken to several people - including ski instructors - and they say it can happen at 10kph. It is just very, very unfortunate."

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