Ski-Unfall: Michael Schumacher kämpft um sein Leben - Sport - Süddeutsche.de
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Michael Schumacher is after a skiing accident in "critical condition". The former Formula 1 World Champion has rebounded in the French Alps against a rock, his management confirmed "head trauma with coma, which required immediate neurosurgical treatment."
Michael Schumacher is struggling after a serious skiing accident in the French Alps for his life: The state of 44 years old Formula 1 world champion is, according to its management "critical". The accident in Méribel Schumacher suffered According to the notification "head trauma with coma, which required immediate neurosurgical treatment."
According to the hospital, is treated in the Schumacher, he was at his admission into the University hospital in Grenoble no longer conscious. He had to be operated on immediately.
In a medical release the clinic said: "He remains in a critical condition." Prior to French media had consistently reported Schumacher's wife Corinna and his two children were at his bedside. The police authorities in the field have used an Investigation Commission to clarify the cause of the accident.
Schumacher was in the morning, shortly after eleven clock while skiing in Meribel in the French Alps bad fall and bumped his head against a rock. "The head trauma is a result of trauma to the skull and the coma, the result of a probably occurred between the skull roof and brain hemorrhage. Due to the resulting increase in pressure make brain functions their service and the patient loses consciousness. Subsequently able to adapt more malfunctions "the surgeon explained Jörg Ansorg the television channel Sky Sports News. For the development of Schumacher until Monday morning Ansorg would not speculate.
The accident occurred around 11.07 clock at 2783 m high Saulire at an intersection of the two slopes Chamois (red) and Biche (blue). At 11:53 clock Schumacher was in the hospital flew to Albertville-Moutiers and been moved from there at 12.45 clock in the hospital in Grenoble, because his injuries were more serious than first thought. The hospital was sealed off immediately by the police.
Schumacher had been addressed directly after the accident
In Grenoble Schumacher is handled by the who had traveled specially from Paris Professor Gerard Saillant, a surgeon Schumacher after his tibia and fibula fracture in the accident had operated in 1999 at Silverstone. Saillant is the head of a center for brain and spinal injuries and a close friend Schumacher.
Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm had the accident confirmed the early afternoon on request. "Michael has fallen during a private ski trip in the French Alps on the head. He was taken to hospital and medical professional supplies," it said verbatim in the opinion of Kehm. "We ask for your understanding that we can not give continuous information about their health. He was wearing a helmet and was not alone. Another person was not involved in the crash."
Two rescuers were two or three minutes after the accident with Schumacher and would have immediately requested the rescue helicopter, reported Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, Director of the Méribel ski station. The whole thing lasted less than 15 minutes, Schumacher was addressed immediately after the accident. During the Kerpener was investigated still in the hospital from Albertville-Moutiers, took police and mountain rescue site on their investigation. According to initial findings, there was no collision with another skier.
In the course of the evening Formula 1 fans came in front of the clinic with Ferrari emblems together. Even the former French Formula 1 driver Olivier Panis appeared in the hospital and said he was "worried" about the health of his friend Schumacher. The Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa wanted Schumacher via Instagram a "speedy recovery." "I pray for you, my brother!" Massa added.
Reigning Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has responded to the news of the serious skiing accident Michael Schumacher. "Michael was like a father to me in Formula-1. He was in every stage of my career at me (and it will)," Vettel said on early Monday morning on Twitter. "Go Schumacher, Emperor Go," read another entry. "This is a very sad night. Michael, this is the most important Grand Prix of your life and you will win it," Vettel wrote. He has published on his account several photos showing the two pilots of the elite class together.
Also, the racing driver Romain Grosjean common wishes on the internet. His thoughts were "with Schumi and his family," tweeted Grosjean.
The participation of the fans has made the website Schumacher's collapse. Due to the high number of calls to the home of 44-year-old was no longer reachable on Sunday evening. The website of Schumacher's brother Ralf, also a former Formula 1 driver, delivered a few hours after the accident, only an error message.
Several long-time companion of Michael Schumacher have now traveled to France to his sick bed. His personal physician Johannes Peil located broadcaster Sky, according to the now locally. After image notes also the Frenchman Jean Todt and the English are Ross Brawn in on Monday night at the University Hospital Grenoble arrived . Todt, now president of the International Automobile Federation FIA, was one of Schumacher's Ferrari times his intimate friends . Brawn was technical director at Benetton and later at Ferrari in Schumacher's seven world championship triumphs all involved and after Schumacher's comeback with Mercedes team manager of the Champion.
Information portal of specialized motorsport total.com both been granted to the now sealed off to the public clinic Todt and Brawn as well Peil of access. The French ex-pilot Olivier Panis, who also wanted to visit Schumacher, however, to have been rejected.
Michael Schumacher was serious accident in recent years repeatedly off the Formula 1 race tracks. In memory are especially his falls with the bike. After his first retirement from Formula 1 in 2006, he switched over to two-wheelers and shocked his followers repeatedly with heavy falls. In a crash in February 2009, Schumacher moved to fractures in the neck region in Spain. The injury prevented even then ultimately a planned return to Formula 1