Investigators Hope Camera Footage Will Shed Light on Schumacher Accident
Investigators looking into Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident are hoping to use camera footage to establish the speed he was traveling at when he fell and smashed his head on a rock.
Schumacher was wearing a helmet mounted camera which will hopefully provide some clues, as will footage taken by a 35-year old steward who happened to be filming his girlfriend on the slopes when the accident occurred.
According to witnesses Schumacher was descending the slope at a leisurely pace, no more than 20 kilometers an hour. However, doctors treating Schumacher have said that he must have been skiing at great speed when he fell.
Last week authorities were given the camera from Schumacher’s helmet, however, it is still unknown whether it captured the accident or whether images have been damaged from the impact which was hard enough to split the helmet.
Prosecutors are currently investigating whether the limits of the ski runs were properly marked and whether the rock Schumacher hit was close enough to the piste to require some kind of signage.
At present Schumacher is thought to be in a critical but stable condition, but there is very little information being made available by the hospital.