German witness says he filmed Schumacher skiing at 'leisurely' pace: Report
BERLIN (AFP) - Michael Schumacher was skiing at a moderate pace at the moment of the accident which has left him in coma, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on its website on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, citing a video filmed by a German witness.
The witness, a 35-year-old steward, said that he was filming his girlfriend with a smartphone when he captured by chance the moment when Schumacher slammed his head against a rock in the French alps.
According to the witness, who contacted the German magazine on Friday, Schumacher was descending the slope at a "leisurely" pace - "a maximum speed of 20kmh".
In the background of the film, a skier could be seen descending on an unmarked run between two groomed pistes before falling.