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Former F1 driver Schumacher in critical condition

Published: Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 4:46 p.m. CDT
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(Luca Bruno)
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany speeds down a course in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Schumacher is in this Italian Alps ski resort for the yearly meeting between Ferrari drivers and the press. French radio says retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been injured in a skiing accident. RMC radio reported Sunday Dec. 29, 2013 that the seven-time champion had fallen while skiing off-piste at the French Alpine resort of Meribel. The radio quoted resort director Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte as saying that Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit a rock. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

PARIS – A French hospital said retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after hitting his head during a skiing accident.

The Grenoble University Hospital Center said Schumacher arrived in a coma and underwent brain surgery after suffering a serious head trauma.

The seven-time F1 champion driver fell while skiing in the French Alps earlier Sunday and was transported by helicopter to Grenoble.

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