Michael Schumacher sued over road accident even in coma
(BDCi) — Former Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher is being sued for causing a traffic accident in Spain last November.
Schumacher, who is in a coma after suffering a head injury while skiing in France on Dec. 29, is facing charges in connection with a collision with a motorcyclist which took place in the town of Bormujos, close to Seville Nov 17 last year, reports Xiinhua.
The seven-time Formula One world champion is accused of not respecting right of way in a roundabout, knocking the motorcyclist Franciso M.A. off his bike causing him to break his wrist as well as damaging his motorcycle.
Schumacher, who was on a private visit to Spain, was driving a rented Audi A4 at the time of the accident and poor lighting on the road has also been deemed as helping to contribute to the accident.
A trial will only take place if insurers contest the claim and the 45-year-old German would not have to attend any court hearings.
Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since his skiing accident, although a week ago his manager confirmed that he is “showing small signs of progress” and interacting with his surroundings.
“There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious, which makes us happy and give us great courage,” Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ADR April 14.