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Schumacher 'was not going fast': Manager

Published on Jan 1, 2014 12:15 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was not skiing at high speed when he suffered a severe accident, his manager said on Tuesday, blaming instead a "chain of unfortunate circumstances".

Schumacher was skiing "with a small group of friends" as well as his 14-year-old son Mick, his manager Sabine Kehm told journalists at the Grenoble Hospital where he is being treated.

In the accident, "apparently the helmet broke", she said.

"That doesn't mean that Michael was travelling at high speed. He seems to have hit a rock as he took a turn. It was a chain of unfortunate circumstances."

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