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Schumacher cracked head 'while helping little girl'

Ex-Ferrari driver 'not going to fast' in ski accident

02 January, 13:27
Schumacher cracked head 'while helping little girl' (ANSA) - Berlin, January 2 - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher struck and seriously injured his head over the weekend while helping a little girl who had fallen while skiing, German daily Bild said Thursday. According to the paper's reconstruction from "exclusive" sources, the five-time champion with Ferrari was skiing at the back of a group of friends in the French Alps when the daughter of one fell. After skiing about 20 meters off piste to help her, Schumacher crashed into a snow-covered rock. "He wasn't going too fast," said the German driver's spokesperson. "It was a normal pace along a curve". Schumacher, who turns 45 Friday, has been in a coma since the accident and is under close medical watch after successive surgeries.