The French are all about following procedure when it comes to accidents. That's why, as the story goes, when Mark Webber backflipped his Mercedes-Benz CLR at Le Mans in 1999, they gave him a breathalyzer test. And so when Michael Schumacher was involved in a life-threatening skiing accident, crashing headfirst into a rock in late December at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps, it was only to be expected that authorities should launch an investigation.

A month and a half since the incident took place, prosecutor Patrick Quincy and his team have now reportedly concluded their investigation, determining that no one was at fault. According to Bloomberg, the team – which carries out around 50 such investigations into serious skiing accidents each year – has concluded that the ski resort had properly marked the slopes in accordance with French laws, further noting that the skis Schumacher had rented were not at fault, either.

Schumacher remains in the hospital as doctors gradually remove the impediments that induced him into a coma following several surgical procedures to relieve swelling inside his skull. Information regarding his recovery remains scarce as the Schumacher family and his management have kept details private.


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      eye.surgeon
      • 10 Months Ago
      Don't worry, the attorneys will sue the ski hill, the ski manufacturers, and anyone else involved that has money or an umbrella policy.
      rsxvue
      • 10 Months Ago
      This seems like wasted tax dollars.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 10 Months Ago
        @rsxvue
        Lol, lol an accident happens and you don't investigate it just in case something is amiss and you they try to fix it?
      Larry Litmanen
      • 10 Months Ago
      But someone needs to suffer, i mean when F&F guy died we blamed Porsche, someone needs to be held accountable. I know, let's blame a video camera he had on him, if the camera wasn't small and portable he would have never attempted to ski in the first place.
      PTC DAWG
      • 10 Months Ago
      Unfortunately, accidents happen. As an avid skier, I assume certain risks...here's to his recovery.
      Joe Carter
      • 10 Months Ago
      I feel like wearing a helmet of some sort while skiing, would not be a bad thing to consider. I don't know **** though, I'm just an Airman.
      Angelo Guerra
      • 8 Months Ago
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      • 9 Months Ago
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