Schumacher 'did not slow down after going off-piste'

Michael Schumacher did not reduce his speed significantly after going off-piste prior to his accident, French prosecutors said.

The investigators said the Formula One champion tried to reduce his speed, before one of his skis hit a rock, causing Mr Schumacher to fall.

The investigator added that Mr Schumacher was following the rules imposed in the French resort.

The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel in France last Sunday, remains in an artificially induced coma.

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Michael Schumacher being brought out of coma

Michael Schumacher's family has confirmed that sedation of the former Formula One champion has been reduced to allow the 'start of the waking up process'. Schumacher suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident in December.