Schumacher's Helmet Cam May Have Filmed Ski Accident
French investigators are examining the camera and any footage
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2014 11:25 AM CST
In this 2006 photo, Michael Schumacher skis a course in Italy.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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(Newser) – Race-car champion Michael Schumacher remains in a coma after his skiing accident, and it's possible that the helmet that saved him from instant death might also shed light on what happened. That's because Schumacher had a high-tech GoPro camera attached to the helmet, reports the Daily Mail. Investigators have gotten the device from the family, though it remains unclear whether it was filming at the moment Schumacher fell in the French Alps and struck his head on a rock, reports CNN.

The main theory is that Schumacher, who was skiing between two marked trails, lost control after striking a boulder submerged by recent snow, then hit another rock as he fell. Camera footage could clear up questions about those details, along with his speed. The Formula 1 star's story is huge news all throughout Europe, and fans staged a vigil outside his hospital yesterday to mark his 45th birthday.
 

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