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Friday 29 August 2014

Ski slope was properly marked out say Schumacher investigation

Declan Whooley

Published 08/01/2014 | 10:40

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A file shot of Michael Schumacher. Photo: Reuters
A file shot of Michael Schumacher. Photo: Reuters

French authorities investigating Michael Schumacher's accident have confirmed that their investigation is progressing well and said the ski slope was properly marked out according to regulation standards.

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The Authorities have yet to determine what speed the German was travelling at when he went off piste and hit a rock.

It was confirmed that accident was not caused by his skis - investigators say they were in perfect condition. and that any damage was due to an accident.

"It was speed of a very good skier on a fairly hard terrain."

"He was cornering to reduce his speed a little bit."

Schumacher was descending to the point of an intersection between a red and blue piste, where he followed red and went off piste before hitting a rock.

The Formula One legend was nine metres from the marked piste when he hurt himself, with prosecutor keen to stress Schumacher was "clearly a very good skier."

Investigators confirmed no information that the accident was captured on mobile phone, and are unsure it even exists.

"We will be looking at what happened from a factual and legal basis."

"The helmet camera evidence will be crucial"

Irish Independent

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