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File photo of Formula One world champion Schumacher skiing in Madonna Di Campiglio.

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher skis downhill in the northern Italian resort of Madonna Di Campiglio in this January 14, 2005 file photo. Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, French media reported on December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1 DISASTER)

F1 legend Michael Schumacher suffers life-threatening ski accident

30 December 2013

Retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury in a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel on Sunday.

The 44-year-old German was wearing a helmet and was conscious while

being transported to a local hospital in Moutiers, the resort director,

Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, told Reuters.

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