Michael Schumacher ski crash site empty 7 years after F1 star’s accident

Seven years to the day that Michael Schumacher miraculously escaped death, the ski resort where he suffered his tragic accident lies dormant.

The lifts are closed in the French Alps, and only a handful of skiers are braving the deserted slopes.

Untouched snow lies pristinely around chalets and the streets of Meribel town centre are quieter than usual.

In a normal season, such as the one seven years go, slopes would be bustling with tourists and skiers.

On December 29 2013, F1 legend Michael Schumacher suffered a horrific accident. Since then his health has, largely, been kept a secret.

His family have done their best to keep him out of the spotlight following the tragedy.

As he took to the slopes, Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock and suffered injuries so severe he is still recovering to this day.

The motorsport legend was descending the Combe de Saulire with his then 14-year-old son Mick when, despite wearing a helmet, he crashed and smashed his head.

He was transferred to the closest hospital, where doctors knew immediately that this was serious.

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He was sent to Grenoble to undergo two surgeries, and was placed in an induced coma. He awoke from his coma in June 2014, and was transferred to a hospital in Switzerland in 2015.

He is now recovering at home, on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Six years later and his health is still unknown, with only a select group of close friends and family allowed to see him.

Earlier this year, Felipe Massa, who coincided with Schumacher at Ferrari, said that he “dreams and preys every day” that he improves.

It became known in June 2019 that Schumacher was being treated with stem cells, as reported by French media.

"The goal is to regenerate Michael's central nervous system," Philippe Menasche, who treats the German, said.

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