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Michael Schumacher in critical condition

Sunday, December 29, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury today while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.

Meribel resort Director of Tourism, Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, indicated in a statement earlier today that Schumacher was "shocked, a little rattled but conscious" after his head struck a rock while skiing an extremely difficult piste.

Authorities stated that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was conscious when rescuers arrived.

However, Schumacher's agent released a statement this evening which read: “He suffered head trauma with coma that needed prompt neurosurgical treatment.”

Following the accident, the 44-year-old racing champ was transported to a hospital in Grenoble to be cared for by brain and spine injury expert, Professor Gerard Saillant.

He remains in critical condition.

For more on this developing story, please refer to your preferred online or broadcast source for world news.

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saultbie25 12/29/2013 7:14:21 PM Report

This isn't local news. Who cares.
happyhomer 12/29/2013 7:40:19 PM Report

Geesh....that's just rude. If it bothers you so much then DON'T READ IT!! What would you like to read about? how so and so got arrested for stealing bread and butter because he's probably hungry, or how joe blow stole a pair of socks? or how about another domestic dispute? is that what interests you? I myself would like to say I hope this young man pulls through this for the family and many friends he has praying for him. Merry Christmas and Safe holidays to all!
HONEST1 12/29/2013 7:47:06 PM Report

@SAULTBIE25..This guy is a legend in the motorsports world.. He deserves well wishes and respect.
ThinkAgain 12/29/2013 7:53:13 PM Report

A legion in motor-sports but a dump-ass in snow sports.
Hey look at me, splat - lol
Skuggs 12/29/2013 8:44:07 PM Report

Saultbie and Think, u two idiots are exactly whats wrong with this world, just remember karma is a B...
Me Myself an I 12/29/2013 9:12:07 PM Report

a legend in motor sports only because his team mates were told to pull over and let him pass.
Me myself and I 12/29/2013 11:05:27 PM Report

I cannot believe some of the comments on here. Why do you have to make yourselves look like idiots?
Rockin 12/29/2013 11:24:23 PM Report

My definition of news to tell to locals is this news...no?

Regardless this is unreal, wow what a moment Mike had! He knew skiing obviously by being off piste, this a level you take yourself when you get to that level..in fact it's super exhilarating and a moment only those at that challenge recognize!

As a skier myself I am saddened but at the same time reflecting on that moment with my inclining on his smile at some point!

Mike defines a lifestyle I'd have enjoyed seeing into!

We'll miss ya Mike, thinkin' of ya shortly when I'm off piste on "Ole Man Whistler!"


PS...well that wasn't so hard...goodtimes!
nanci 12/30/2013 1:25:47 AM Report

So much for "Friendly Sault Ste. Marie"? How typical, morons posting.
Tag33&1/3rd 12/30/2013 5:28:49 AM Report

I would rather see this news then all the stupid domestic disputes with no names!
Wow have some respect people then man will probably die or be a vegetable!
Jeezus there is some uncaring people in this city!
scoobie doo 12/30/2013 8:58:31 AM Report

We all know what Walmart shoppers look like... and you just have to read the comments on Sootoday to know what mullet, butt-crack, rat-tail and pajama pants sounds like!
B Boy 12/30/2013 10:23:11 AM Report

Algoma's friendliest city.

We need to take that sign down.
MikeQ 12/30/2013 10:33:59 AM Report

@ Scoobie Doo.

So true, so true. These losers aren't posting rude and socially incapable comments because they actually think that, it's just a way for them to feel like the world has noticed them, in whatever way they can muster. Guaranteed they probably keep checking to see if anyone commented to see who said what about them. Little men, little brains, little potential... sootoday comments section is a good place for to feel at home.
T-pot 12/30/2013 12:53:07 PM Report

Yeah, take down the sign because of a few bone heads that post on a news article.

You're the type of the person that perpetuates the negativity that is shown in places like this.

There are more people with good hearts, thoughts and well wishes than there are people that are negative. It's really true that you only hear about the negative people, because they are the loudest. You don't hear about the good hearted people because they don't need the attention!
B Boy 12/30/2013 1:08:12 PM Report

Actually I just don't buy what the sign says. The Soo is no different than anywhere else.

I've been rear-ended and t-boned only causing me serious injuries. In the last accident I sat there in my car with other drivers going around for nearly 10 minutes before a neighbour finally called the police because the sound of the horn got her attention.

People here pride themselves on being friendly but buying a stranger a cup of coffee doesn't cut it. So instead of sitting on top of your self-righteous horse and looking down at everyone else, put up or shut up.
mrmoon 12/30/2013 1:25:00 PM Report

@scoobie Doo

after reading some of the comments and then seeing your comment i became confused. You make comments based on what?...what do all walmart ppl look like?...do you shop at walmart?...all your doing is perpetuating the status quo on here. Your just as bad as the others...making ridiculous statements about ridiculous statements. Hopefully this post will help you realize the errors in your ways and possibly help you to be a better person come the new year
scoobie doo 12/30/2013 2:13:16 PM Report

mrmoon... do you live under a rock and have never seen the "people of Walmart" photos that circulate via social media?? it has nothing to do with people who actually shop at Walmart... it's about all weirdo's and moron's who live among us. And I stand by my comment... and will include you in the group lol
MikeQ 12/30/2013 2:28:00 PM Report

I shop at Wal-Mart. Their coca-cola sales are out of this world.

lol
mrmoon 12/30/2013 4:04:08 PM Report

@scoobie doo

Its just that type of thinking that allows hatred to breed. Who gives you the right to judge anyone. You know nothing of their background or why they are the way they are. These ppl that you laugh at are mother fathers sons and daughters and in a lot of cases are probably a better class of people than you. Do i need to remind of the of the very affluent individual that lives in the states that stole his fathers truck and stole beer from "WAL_MART" and killed 4 people. I wonder if you looked at that person, would you have judged them a better person then a walmart shopper. Just goes to show its better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your stupid then to open it and remove all doubt
scoobie doo 12/30/2013 4:07:50 PM Report

get off your friggin soap box... you really don't get it do you?? not surprised....

keep on posting... and the majority of us will keep on chuckling....
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