Footage Shows Schumacher Skiing off Trail: Prosecutor

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 5:53 AM EDT
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany, looks on ahead the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps circuit , Belgium. 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)

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Investigators say two minutes of footage from a camera on Michael Schumacher's ski helmet showed the Formula One great was skiing well off a groomed trail when he lost his balance and crashed, leaving him with critical head injuries.

Bruce Quincy, the Albertville prosecutor, offered new details Wednesday from the investigation into Schumacher's Dec. 29 accident at the Meribel resort in the French Alps. Schumacher, the most successful Formula One driver in history, is in a medically induced coma.

Quincy would not estimate Schumacher's speed, though he said it "is not an important element of the investigation." He said experts still need to go through the footage "image by image."

But he said Schumacher crashed nine meters outside the marked trail.

Investigators ruled out any problems with Schumacher's skis.

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