In the 11 days that have passed since Michael Schumacher was critically injured in a skiing accident in France, there really hasn't been much in the way of official information on which to report. While this is still the case for his current condition, CNN and CBS News are helping shed light on the incident that landed the Formula One champion in a medically induced coma.

As investigators continue to look at Schumacher's helmet cam footage of the crash, both news reports indicate that neither speed nor faulty skis are to blame. It seems that Schumacher had been skiing in area between two marked runs when he somehow lost control and hit his head on a jagged rock. CBS reports that Schumacher was wearing a helmet, but the impact was so severe that it "split his helmet in two."

A CNN video, which is posted below, actually shows the location where Schumacher's accident occurred (pictured above), and CBS goes on to say that this area continues to be used by skiers and snowboarders. Although the last we heard on Schumacher's condition was before the New Year rang in, our thoughts and prayers are still with the champ for a full recovery.


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      craigapnderson
      • 2 Months Ago
      Hopefully he is out of danger now, and is recovering fast. He is back to his home. France has some really beautiful locations for skiing & snowboarding at location de ski montgenèvre , but it is really important to take proper precautions to avoid ski accidents & injuries.
      craigapnderson
      • 2 Months Ago
      You can take help of professional ski instructors if you are beginners skiers. And if you are professional still take proper precautions to avoid accidents.
      Brian Rautio
      • 11 Months Ago
      The Ski Patrol fellow insists that it was 'off piste.' For those who aren't skiers, this essentially means an area that is not maintained and ski-at-your-own-risk. I think they're concerned about the negative publicity.
      bleexeo
      • 11 Months Ago
      Reminds me why I never watch TV news. Idiots think that the snow conditions today are the same as they were weeks ago. Btw, fresh powder right next to a run means you hit it. Period. Doesn't matter a single bit if there are few rocks or trees or whatever. It's all about getting fresh tracks.
        flychinook
        • 11 Months Ago
        @bleexeo
        "Btw, fresh powder right next to a run means you hit it. Period. Doesn't matter a single bit if there are few rocks or trees or whatever. It's all about getting fresh tracks." Yeah, obviously that worked out really well for Mr. Schumacher.
      skiaholic85
      • 11 Months Ago
      As the only person on this site with a handle relevant to the story all I can say is, "It's Serge from Beverly Hills Cop!"