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Probe closed into Schumacher ski accident, no wrongdoing

'No laws broken, fall happened off piste'

17 February, 11:31
Probe closed into Schumacher ski accident, no wrongdoing (ANSA) - Rome, February 17 - French prosecutors on Monday announced they were closing an investigation surrounding a ski accident that has put Formula One racing great Michael Schumacher in a drug-induced coma since the end of December, finding no evidence of wrongdoing. "No infraction of the law has been revealed on the part of anyone. The accident occurred off piste," said Albertville Prosecutor Patrick Quincy. Some had speculated that managers of the Meribel slopes in the French Alps could have been partly to blame for the accident, if they were found negligent for allegedly not posting signs clearly marking where unsafe off-piste zones began. Investigators found Schumacher sustained his severe head injuries after toppling over a rock while skiing off piste on December 29, during a ski trip with friends and family. Doctors began to gradually pull the racing icon out of his coma last month.

His condition has recently been complicated by a lung infection, according to media reports.