Sport Motorsport Schumacher sued in Spain over car accident

Schumacher sued in Spain over car accident

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Former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher being sued for hitting a motorcyclist in Spain last year, according to Spanish news website

Schumacher, who is fighting for his life in a coma following a ski accident in the French Alps on December 29 last year, allegedly hit a motorcyclist in Spain on November last year.

He is accused of hitting a motorcyclist after failing to give way at a roundabout in the town of Bormojos, according to a report on ninemsn.

The motorcyclist suffered a fractured wrist after falling to the ground after the crash.

Schumacher was driving a rented Audi A4.

Spanish police reports say the main cause of the accident was violation of driving laws by the Audi driver, as well as deficient
road light.

The crash victim’s claim includes the cost of his injury, damage to the bike, his helmet and clothing.

Spain law requires the victim to make a complaint to obtain compensation in minor case of reckless driving.

Sources say the car hire company’s insurance firm will accept liability and reach a settlement, meaning Schumacher will not attend court.

The 45-year-old German is in a coma after a skiing accident in the French Alps and remains in critical condition.

Last week his wife was handed his broken ski helmet after the French authorities declared their official investigation into the accident closed.

According to The Mirror (UK), the prosecutor in the town of Albertville, charged with the probe into Schumacher’s low-speed collision on the slopes, ruled no third party involvement.

The helmet was smashed in three pieces when the F1 driver plunged head-first onto rocks hidden in snow on the slopes of the French Alpine resort of Meribel.

Schumacher has been in an artificial coma for 115 days.