The entire world was in a state of shock as soon as the news of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident popped up. Just a year ago, he had ended up second stint in Formula 1 and was enjoying vacations with his family in the French Alps. No one could have thought what would be the fate of the man who rewrote the history of Formula 1 by achieving so much success.
At the moment, the legendary sportsman is fighting for his life in the Grenoble hospital in France with his family, friends and the entire Formula 1 fraternity praying for his health. The doctors looking after him are hesitant in making any predictions, as the brain injuries tend to take time to peak. Therefore, nothing can be said as of now.
Although most of you would have heard about what exactly happened, yet we at RiderWear.Net will shed light on the incident and highlight the most important factor, which according to us gave birth to the hope that Schumacher will survive in the end and win the most important race of his career.
First of all, let us make this very clear that the 45-year-old was an expert skier and knew what he was doing. This was not the first time he went to the French Alps for having fun, as he has been skiing since his Ferrari days. Moreover, the rumours about him trying to be over adventurous are also false, as he was under controlled speed.
Unfortunately, the former Mercedes and Ferrari driver lost his balance because of hitting something and went towards the rocky area. Had luck favoured him, he could have fallen somewhere safe, but that was not the case, as he banged his head right on a rock.
You don’t need to be an expert to tell that head injuries can be threatening. The human brain is quite an important organ and if it gets damaged, everything can be over in moments. Those who have been following Formula 1 closely would know that one of the best drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, lost his life because of severe head injuries.
Therefore, keeping your head safe is really important. This is what Schumacher did and because of that, he has managed to stay alive and give hope to millions of his fans. Even one of the doctors treating the legend said that there would not have been any hope if the head had taken a direct blow.
This clearly tells you how important wearing a helmet is when there is a risk involved in the activity you are performing. No matter you are out skiing with your family or riding a motorbike for fun, things can go terribly wrong for you in case of an accident.
Schumacher was not the first one to be saved because of a helmet, as his former team-mate at Ferrari, Felipe Massa also survived a horrible incident back in 2009. The situation with the Brazilian was much different though, as he was hit by a flying spring that came off another car. He went into coma because of that, but the helmet reduced the force of the impact, saving the day for Massa.
All in all, everyone should learn lessons from such situations. Since Schumacher has got a massive fan following all over the world, his story is big enough to reach out millions. However, there are numerous other similar accidents that take away the lives of innocent men, women and children who perform risky activities without protecting their heads. Therefore, it is about time that we learn from the mistakes of others and work to improve the overall safety standards.
Together, let all of us pray for the health of Schumacher, who is going through a difficult time at the moment and hope that he comes out of this successfully!
but he did tame and ride a raptor.
I hope to God he doesn’t die, he’s the greatest F1 driver ever.. :(
but then I’m not a spiritualistic or fatalistic person, I do believe that nothing has to happen and anything can happen, so in a sense life is fragile and flippant.
Because of this, I believe a healthy person is able to anticipate any eventuality and deal with it accordingly.
It is very important to wear a helmet for sure. I was doing some tree runs and wiped out last weekend hitting my head on a tree. Without the helmet, there is no telling what could have happened. Needless to say I went out this week and bought my girlfriend on since she refused to get one for herself.
Dad was a low income brick layer? He was a selfmade billionaire based on his skills and talents alone, donated tens of millions of dollars to charity.
As far as being born on this shit whole of a planet with nothing going for you, and making something of yourself and then giving back, I’d say he did alright and is worthy of at least a few seconds of your thoughts. :-)
Your envy notwithstanding, I see no joy in mocking an innocent person’s predicament. What is wrong in privilege anyhow?
I personally don’t see it as ethical to mock his injury, since I respect greatly his achievements.
“Those who have been following Formula 1 closely would know that one of the best drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, lost his life because of severe head injuries.”
The strange part was that Schumacher was the one that was behind Senna putting pressure on him to drive faster in Williams shitty car the moment he died.
This all being said this is Facebook material and not H.E.
@nicollesuzan, I feel that people are misunderstanding you because of this sentence here: “Although most of you would have heard about what exactly happened, yet we at RiderWear.Net will shed light on the incident and highlight the most important factor”
We’ve had fake accounts on here talking about all sorts of products and I think people got the wrong idea. I see you are a real person and not a bot, and I believe your post means well. Hopefully he makes a full recovery, as I would hope the same for just about anyone. Cheers
I greatly appreciate your concern and I am not fake LOL and for sure not here to sell something :P however I did mention our brand as to be natural because they wanted it somehow people don’t understand what I try to say and of course I wrote this article by myself because I love Michael :(