It's been a running theme throughout Formula One driver Michael Schumacher's recovery from a tragic skiing accident - if word doesn't come from the German's family, management or medical teams, it should not be taken as fact. Germany's Focus magazine and a few other outlets are learning just such a lesson after claiming that doctors at Grenoble University Hospital had abandoned the process of waking the seven-time World Champion from the coma that's gripped him since a skiing accident on Decembe
If you haven't been worrying about the fate of Michael Schumacher, perhaps now is the time to start. Doctors have spent the past two weeks attempting to bring the seven-time Formula One World Champion out of the coma he's been in since a December 29 skiing accident, but attempts to elicit responses to "deliberate stimuli" have been absent. Rather, Schumacher has only displayed reflex twitches.
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.
Michael Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma six days after a skiing accident in the French Alps. While the racing legend spent his 45th birthday in the hospital, listed in stable but critical condition, racing fans from all over Europe descended upon the clinic in which he lies in Grenoble, France, to pay their respects.
Updates on the current condition of Michael Schumacher remain few and far between, but at last word, the seven-time Formula One World Champion is still in a medically induced coma due to an epidural hematoma he suffered as a result of his recent ski accident. Robin Warner (above), road test editor at Road & Track, suffered a similar head trauma following a 38-foot fall during an SRT Viper vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG photo shoot last February.
In the pursuit of a big story, some journalists have tenuous relationship with things like ethics. For example, one such "journalist" in Europe has reportedly attempted to gain entry to the hospital room of injured racer Michael Schumacher... by dressing as a priest. While this reporter's blatant disregard for the Schumacher family's request for privacy is disturbing, attempting to gain entry to the room of a potentially dying man by dressing as a priest makes it a considerably more heinous act.
Michael Schumacher is in a fight for his life. As we reported earlier, the seven-time Formula One World Champion was involved in an accident while skiing in the French alps, but the severity of his injuries were not fully known. And they may still not be, but certain details have come to light in the 24 hours since the accident.
Reports coming in from Europe indicate that the seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher was skiing at a resort in Meribel, France, when he fell and injured himself, hitting his head on a rock. Fully aware of the benefits of head protection, Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but the severity of the impact has apparently left the racer in a coma, says CNN.
If you're still on the fence about planning that skiing getaway to the idyllic Hochzillertal resort in Austria's Zillertal Valley, consider this: swag awaits. In the fervent battle to temp vacationers with the most luxurious accommodations, the resort is set to offer a ride to the slopes that is unlike any other.
BMW is celebrating the North American launch of its X1 compact crossover with a special edition and the new lifestyle-oriented concept shown above. The Concept K2 Powder Ride is the summation of a three-year partnership between BMW and sports-equipment manufacturer K2. The companies have slathered the exterior of an X1 with a special graphics package lifted from a limited-edition K2 ski and designers bolted on a custom roof rack to accommodate all sorts of gear. The rack also features a Harman K
The Swiss know a thing or two about skiing. Our neutral friends go downhill, cross-country and even joring. Yeah, we've never heard of "joring" before either, but it apparently involves slapping on a pair of skis and getting towed around by a horse or dog.
We all agree that global warming is caused by too much greenhouse gas in the air, right? And global warming can deal a serious blow to the skiing season. Therefore, it shouldn't be all that surprising to hear that at least some ski resorts in the Western U.S. are considering ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Two of these are on Vail and Beaver Creek mountains, where the idea is to use biodiesel in the fleet of snowcats.