Michael Schumacher in coma after skiing accident
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Former world motor-racing champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident on Sunday, according to media reports. Schumacher, who retired in 2012 after winning the Formula 1 championship seven times, fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French resort of Meribel, a police officer told The Wall Street Journal. The 44-year-old German was wearing a helmet and the accident did not involve anyone else, the policeman added. Doctors in Grenoble, where Schumacher is being treated, said the German former racing star was in a coma when he arrived and “required neurosurgical intervention immediately”, according to a Formula 1 statement. He has now undergone a second operation after suffering a brain hemorrhage, according to media reports on Monday morning.
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