Michael Schumacher seriously hurt in accident image

Former Formula One racing world champion Michael Schumacher has been hurt in an accident in the resort of Meribel, in the French Alps.

44-year old Michael Schumacher has suffered a serious head injury in an off-piste accident in the French Alps. According to the French media, the seven-time Formula One world champion has been hospitalized but his injuries are not life threatening.

“He was in shock, somewhat agitated, but conscious”, said the head of the Meribel ski resort, Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte.

Schumacher has been taken to the nearest hospital at Moutiers, by helicopter, and he was then moved to the Grenoble hospital. Some local newspapers are stating that the former racing driver has suffered “a severe brain trauma” but his injuries are “not life threatening”.

Michael Schumacher has fallen while off piste under la Dent de Burgin, which is located between La Biche and Mauduit. There are extremely difficult pistes. Former Formula One Champion was wearing a helmet when he banged his head on a rock. Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year old son. We will be returning with updates once official statements will be made. Michael Schumacher has retired from Formula One after a three-year comeback with Mercedes, following his retirement from Ferrari, last year.

-update: Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition, after undergoing brain surgery, the  Grenoble University Hospital Center said in a statement,