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Michael Schumacher was travelling at speed of 'very good skier'

Published: Thursday January 9, 2014 | 11:43 am Comments 0
Michael Schumacher - AP
Michael Schumacher - AP

(AP):
Footage from Michael Schumacher's helmet camera shows him going at the speed of "a very good skier" when he hit a rock and fell, investigators say.


Investigators probing the former F1 driver's accident say Schumache was eight metres off-piste when he crashed.

Prosecutor Patrick Quincy says he could not as yet estimate the 45-year-old's speed.

However, the prosecutor says the speed was not an important element of the investigation.

Schumacher suffered a severe head injury in the December 29 accident.

He is currently in a medically induced coma at a clinic in Grenoble where doctors describe his condition as critical but stable.

Michael Schumacher won seven world championships and secured 91 race victories during his 19-year career.

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