http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/d ... ing-franceThe head of the Méribel ski resort, where Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son, told Radio Monte Carlo that 44-year-old Schumacher was taken to hospital by helicopter after falling and striking his head on a rock at 11.07am local time.
Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte said rescuers reached him eight minutes later. "He was in shock, somewhat agitated, but conscious" when he was taken to the nearest hospital at Moûtiers, said Gernignon-Lecomte.
He was moved shortly afterwards to Grenoble hospital. The Dauphiné Libéré newspaper reported that he was suffering from a "severe brain trauma" but that his injuries were "not life threatening".
Authorities said he was wearing a helmet when skiing close to one of the resort's most difficult pistes, reserved for the world's most accomplished skiers.
The former Formula 1 champion fell while off piste under la Dent de Burgin, located between the extremely difficult pistes of La Biche and Mauduit. The latter is named after the former French skiing champion Georges Mauduit.
Grenoble hospital said it would issue a statement shortly about Schumacher's condition.
they say they die due to the RESULTS of air pollution. fine dust for example. there is a difference in instant local death and the long-term results of being exposed and inhaling damaging 'materials'. Asbestos for example has claimed enough lives.Tommy Cookers wrote:that's where official road casualty statistics come from - the self-perpetuating Doom and Gloom Industry aka officialdom
about half of 'serious injuries' on the road are created by these 'precautionary' actions that did not happen even 30 years ago
the same industry is now massaging statistics to tell us that over 100000 die annually from EU air pollution (diesel trucks really)
but they can never find one such actual person who died this way
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.
I thought the same thing, a little over the top, but this seems to be the new style of headline in the media, say whatever you want as long as you end it with a question mark it's ok "?"Absolutelee wrote:I do hope he's ok, but I find this title misleading. The article said he was wearing a helmet, he did not lose consciousness, and emergency services brought him in for few scans. It seems a bit doom and gloom to title those details as SERIOUS HEAD INJURY!!!!!!!
He was in medical shock, that absolutely *is* a serious injury. Shock is a life threatening condition unless properly treated, quickly. Thankfully, that appears to have happened .Absolutelee wrote:I do hope he's ok, but I find this title misleading. The article said he was wearing a helmet, he did not lose consciousness, and emergency services brought him in for few scans. It seems a bit doom and gloom to title those details as SERIOUS HEAD INJURY!!!!!!!
Edit: Levity aside,James Allen said: "The injury is serious, but not life threatening."