Sabhine Kehm, Michael Schumacher’s agent, has described how Schumacher’s accident occurred while trying to help a friend.
Schumacher, 44, remains in a medically induced coma today as doctors at the Grenoble hospital fight to save his life. He fell on an unmarked ski slope on Sunday morning, hitting his head on a rock and causing serious head injuries. Doctors today said that his condition had improved slightly, but that he remains critical.
“Michael and a group had been skiing on a slope which was a normal slope.” Ms. Kehm told journalists outside Grenoble hospital. “There was a slope with deep snow. Michael went into that and what people tell me is that he was not going at high-speed.”
“It seemed that he had helped a friend that had just fallen. So he started to ski again and went into deep snow, and apparently, this is what we guess, he hit a rock which he had not seen when he wanted to do a curve and he was catapulted in the air and he fell down hitting another rock which was extreme bad luck and circumstance.”
“I’ve spoken with several people and ski teachers and they tell me it can happen at even 10 kilometres per hour, it is just very unfortunate.”
She also told of how a journalist, whose identity has not been revealed, disguised himself as a priest in an attempt to get into Schumacher’s room yesterday.