Schumacher Ski Helmet Camera ‘Examined’.

Investigators in France are examining a camera which had been fixed to the ski helmet of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, media reports say.

Authorities were hoping the device may reveal clues about the circumstances of his skiing accident in the French Alps, a source told the AFP news agency.

Police also interviewed Schumacher’s teenage son, who witnessed the crash.

Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher.

Fans earlier held a vigil outside the French hospital treating the F1 legend, to mark his 45th birthday.

Ferrari supporters gathered at the clinic in the city of Grenoble and held a one-minute silence on Friday afternoon.

Schumacher’s family said in a statement they had been moved to tears and “utterly overwhelmed” by the “incredible sympathies” shown by the fans.

Getty Image: Fans Gathered at the Hospital Project Their 'Get-Well' Message to the Injured Schumacher During a Vigil Held on His Birthday.
Getty Image: Fans Gathered at the Hospital Project Their ‘Get-Well’ Message to the Injured Schumacher During a Vigil Held on His Birthday.

The German champion, who retired in 2012, is in a medically induced coma after suffering head injuries during a fall in the resort of Meribel last Sunday.

His helmet cracked on impact when he hit a rock while skiing off-piste.

He remains in a stable but critical condition after two operations to remove blood and pressure from his brain.

Doctors confirmed on Tuesday that Schumacher had shown signs of improvement, but was still “not out of danger”.

They ruled out giving a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months.

But it is medically possible for someone to spend several weeks in an induced coma and make a full recovery.

Schumacher out of danger.

Meanwile a friend to the seven-time Formula 1 champion has said his life is out of danger.

Although, the hospital has not released any statement to confirm his claims, Philippe Streiff, a friend and former racing driver, told reporters gathered outside the hospital yesterday: “I’m not a doctor, I’m repeating what Gerard Saillant (surgeon and friend of the Schumacher family) told me.

“Gerard Saillant said it is a serious condition but his life is not in danger anymore now, thankfully.”

(Report Sourced from the BBC and the Telegraph).

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