Michael Schumacher's Manager To Be Interviewed About French Skiing Accident
French investigators examining the exact cause of former F1 champion MICHAEL SCHUMACHER's skiing accident "intend to interview the driver's manager over the coming days," according to Anne Penketh of the London GUARDIAN. The Dauphiné Libéré newspaper based in Grenoble, where Schumacher is being treated for serious head injuries, reported on Thursday that prosecutor PATRICE QUINCY "had not been aware" of Manager SABINE KEHM's account of the accident, which "he intended to verify." On Tuesday, Kehm "rejected speculation that skiing at high speed may have caused the off-piste accident on Sunday just after 11am." She told reporters that he "appeared to hit a rock and was catapulted in the air, falling apparently head down on another rock." As of Wednesday night, Schumacher's condition "had stabilised after a second brain operation but he remains critical in the Grenoble hospital where his family are maintaining a bedside vigil" (GUARDIAN, 1/2). In London, Roy Greenslade wrote on "Greenslade Blog" that someone dressed as a priest, reportedly a journalist, "tried to sneak into the hospital room" of Schumacher. The claim, made by Kehm, was "quoted widely in the German media." Kehm: "There have been several interesting incidents here at the hospital. There apparently was a person dressed-up as a priest, who tried to get near Michael" (GUARDIAN, 12/31).