Michael Schumacher, a former F1 driver and legend in racing, has sustained a brain hemorrhage following an accident while he was skiing in the French Alps with his 14 year old son, Mick. Reportedly Schumacher hit his head on a rock which caused a serious enough blow that he has sustained brain hemorrhaging. At this time it’s not clear what his condition is but many news sources are saying the F1 driver is “fighting for his life.” Eye witnesses say they saw a lot of blood on the snow around his helmet after the accident occurred.
The ski accident happened in Meribel located in the Trois Vallees ski area of the French Alps. Michael Schumacher owns a property at this resort and he is an avid and passionate skier. Schumacher was then airlifted to a hospital in Moûtiers but it was determined that his injuries were too serious for this hospital to handle. He was then transferred to a different hospital located in Grenoble which is about 80 miles west of where the Schumacher’s ski accident occurred.
A friend of Schumacher and a widely recognized neurologist in Paris, Gerard Saillant, has arrived at Grenoble to see Schumacher. Gerad Saillant is surgeon that specialize in brain and spinal injuries but it is not clear if the he is operating on him. A report that was filed at 7:20pm by doctors indicated Schumacher’s condition had not improved but in fact “worsened.”
Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corrina, as well as his family are currently at the hospital with him. His son Mick, who was with Schumacher when the accident occurred, is there along with his daughter Gina-Marie.
“Michael fell on his head during a private ski trip in the French Alps.” said Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm in a statement. Other than that though there is not much more information at this time.
Michael Schumacher, who is 44 years old, is a 7-time Formula 1 world champion and is considered one of the greatest race car drivers in history. He retired from the Formula 1 in 2012 after an impressive and long career.