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F1 legend Michael Schumacher seriously hurt in skiing accident today

Michael Schumacher suffers head injuries in skiing accident at Meribel

Michael Schumacher ski accident: Formula 1 legend suffers head injuries after hitting his head on a rock while skiing at Meribel resort - Mirror Online

Cerebral hemorrhage, brain bleed. I just heard on the radio. I am not a F1 fan at all but every one knows him, at least in Europe. He was wearing a helmet but hit his head on a rock.

In other news today a 16 yr old Dutch kid died after skiing or snowboarding and hit a tree without a helmet in Austria.

Today is not a good day.

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We need better helmet technology.
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This is the statement from the University Hospital of Grenoble which confirms the 44-year-old is in a coma.

"Mr Schumacher was admitted to the University Hospital of Grenoble at 12:40pm, following a skiing accident which occurred in Meribel in the late morning," the statement said.

"He suffered a severe head injury with coma on arrival, which required immediate neurosurgical intervention. He remains in a critical situation."
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The 29 year old boyfriend of one of my depended just died last week from this. Difference being his was genetic, not traumatic. It ain't good.

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just saw this and was about to post it... Hopefully he pulls through and makes a full recovery. I know about him, and im in the US, but that is because i'm into cars, and racing. Sending Prayers his way.

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Update 11:00 hr CET:

He's been given an artificial coma.
"His situation is considered to be critical.
"He was operated on only once.

Starting to sound a lot like the injury Kevin Pearce sustained on December 31, 2009
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We need better helmet technology.
Since you are the master at sarcasm on this forum, I'm assuming that was a joke?
(A good one if it was btw.)

I heard about Mr. Schumacher's accident shortly after it happened.
I didn't realize it was so serious though.
Weird to imagine that after years of racing the fastest cars in the world, skiing may prove to be the fatal activity.

Here's hoping it doesn't.
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Wearing a helmet is never a bad thing. Without one there is little doubt that KP would be dead.

+++vibes for Michael. Situation sounds pretty grim. A helmet can only do so much.
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Oddly enough, there are helmets much better than any of the helmets he is wearing in any of the photos of him skiing on line.

You would think with his income level and experience with life saving helmets in racing he would be wearing the best gear money could buy while skiing.

I wear the best gear I can afford and I make 1/1000th of what he earns per year.
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