Formula 1 Racing Legend Michael Schumacher in Medically Induced Coma After Skiing Accident

By Jacob Brown | December 30, 2013
Formula 1 racing has many legends, but only one can claim to have the most wins of any driver. That driver, Michael Schumacher, is in critical condition after a skiing accident in the French Alps. Suffering a extradural hematoma brain hemorrhage after hitting his head on a rocky fall, the 44-year-old retired racing legend was in the Alps with his son. Since the accident, he has been placed in a medically induced coma, with doctors having to drain pressure from his head caused by blood buildup.
While his trauma seems severe, doctors say it's still too early to speculate as to Schumacher's overall condition and his recovery. If there is any solace to be found, Schumi was wearing a helmet at the time of his accident.
Michael Schumacher got his start in Formula 1 racing in 1992 and raced continuously for Benetton and Ferrari through 2006, racking up 91 wins and seven world championships in that time. He became the next big star after the tenures of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna both ended and continued such throughout his racing career. Schumacher came out of retirement in 2010 for Mercedes-Benz and retired again after three years in 2012 after little success. Accomplished driving cars and motorcycles, Schumacher had never had a major setback in his racing career. We certainly hope that he's able to make a full recovery from this latest hurdle in his life, and we'll update you as more information comes out. Sources: Formula 1 (1, 2), Autocar