In this era of cell phone camera ubiquity, allegations of a video depicting Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s recent skiing accident should come as no surprise. It is reported that French investigators are seeking a video taken by a 35-year-old man who was also at the Meribel ski resort at the time of Schumacher’s accident.

Germany’s Der Spiegel is reporting the man originally contacted its offices claiming to have captured the accident on his cell phone while filming his girlfriend on the slopes of the ski resort.

French investigators from the town of Albertville are now seeking a copy of the video, including prosecutor Patrick Quincy. Speaking with The Associated Press (via Fox News), Quincy confirmed that more details would be announced during a press conference later in the week.

Schumacher, who last Friday turned 45, fell and hit his head on a rock during the tragic accident which took place on December 29, 2013. Despite wearing a helmet, the impact was severe enough to cause hemorrhaging of his brain. He was taken to Grenoble University Hospital Center where he was put in an induced coma and underwent surgery to stop the haemorrhaging.

The last update given by Schumacher's medical team, made on January 1, 2014, was that the F1 ace remains in a coma and is in a stable yet critical condition. Doctors are reluctant to give further updates until his condition changes.


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