Jan 6, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
A French prosecutor has informed Agence France-Presse that local authorities will hold a press conference concerning their investigation into Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident.
That prosecutor, Patrick Quincy, has said that the conference will take place Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. GMT (5 a.m. ET in the United States) in Albertville, France, an hour north of Grenoble, where Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma and in stable but critical condition at the city’s University Hospital Center.
Quincy recently told the Associated Press that French investigators were seeking to obtain a copy of an alleged smartphone video of the Schumacher accident that has been cited by a German publication, Der Spiegel.
Schumacher’s press officer, Sabine Kehm, has already confirmed that a helmet camera worn by the Formula One legend during the accident was “voluntarily” handed over to authorities to help in their efforts.
Per AFP, prosecutors are looking at multiple factors in their investigation that looks to determine responsibility for the accident.
They include: Schumacher’s speed at the time he fell and hit his head on a rock in an off-piste section of the Meribel ski resort, whether the boundaries of the ski runs next to the accident site were properly marked, whether the rock was close enough to the piste to warrant some sort of protection or warning signage, and whether the safety releases on Schumacher’s skis operated properly.
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