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Schumacher Family Members Arrive At Grenoble Hospital

posted 4 Jan 2014, 03:53 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 4 Jan 2014, 03:54 ]

Family members of former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher arrive at the Grenoble hospital where he is fighting for his life after a skiing accident.

GRENOBLE, FRANCE (JANUARY 4, 2014) (REUTERS) -  Family members of Michael Schumacher arrived at the French hospital on Saturday (January 4) where the seven times Formula One world champion is fighting for his life after a skiing accident.

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Schumacher's wife Corinna, father Rolf and brother Ralf visited the hospital on Saturday morning, along with his press officer Sabine Kehm and International Motorsport Federation (FIA) president Jan Todt.

Schumacher has been receiving treatment at the hospital in Grenoble after an accident on Sunday (December 29) in the resort town of Meribel in which he hit his heard on a rock while skiing off piste.

Ferrari fans were also outside the hospital on Saturday, and banners, candles and lanterns remained from a vigil by fans held in honour of the German's 45th birthday the day before.

The Schumacher family issued a statement thanked the fans in a statement on Friday evening (January 3) saying they were moved to tears while French media reported that investigators were studying a camera the German had on him at the time of the accident.

France's BFM TV channel reported that his family had given investigators a mini camera Schumacher had apparently attached to his helmet. Investigators also interviewed his son, added BFM TV who said he was with Schumacher at the time of the accident.

On Wednesday (January 1), his agent said Schumacher was in an artificial coma in a stable condition, but no update has been given since then.

Schumacher is the most successful Formula One driver of all time with a record 91 race victories in a career spanning more than two decades. The German won five successive titles with Ferrari before retiring from the team at the end of 2006.

A less successful three-year comeback with Mercedes ended last year.