Michael Schumacher, who is still in a coma, is sued by a Spanish biker over traffic accident
An unnamed motorcyclist is seeking compensation over an incident that happened prior to Schumacher’s accident
Monday 21 April 2014
Michael Schumacher, who is currently in a coma, is being sued by a Spanish biker who claims that the F1 champion knocked him off his bike.
The incident reportedly took place way at a roundabout in Bormujos near Seville on November 17, just weeks before the skiing accident that left Schumacher fighting for his life. The unnamed motorcyclist is claiming compensation for a broken wrist, damage to his watch, clothes and bike.
He says that Schumacher failed to give way, thus causing the accident. Bad lighting on the approach to the roundabout has also been blamed, The Mirror reports. The case will go to trial only if insurers contest the claim and Schumacher will not be required to attend.
The racing driver suffered a head injury while skiing in the French Alps on December 29 last year and has been in a medically-induced coma ever since. His condition is thought to be improving.
“He shows moments of consciousness and awakening,” said his manager, Sabine Kehm, earlier this month. “We are on his side, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.”
She also dismissed allegations that Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, was planning to turn their Swiss home into a medical suite, and medical reports about the F1 driver that don’t come from his doctors.
“What upsets the family most is media quoting doctors who are not treating Michael and untruths are constructed from these,” added Kehm. “It has been a problem when outsiders comment and it means we have to set the record straight, even when we don't want to.”
She also thanked the public for their ongoing support.
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