It appears the investigation into Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident is drawing to a close.
And when the file is officially closed, the incident will apparently be ruled just that, an accident.
According to the U.K.’s Daily Mirror, Germany’s Bild newspaper is reporting that French investigators have wrapped up their four-week probe and forwarded their findings to investigating prosecutor Patrick Quincy.
One of the key determinations in the investigation, according to sources cited by Bild, is that manufacturers of the equipment Schumacher was using at the time of the accident, as well as officials of the resort near Merabel in the French Alps where the incident occurred, will not be found liable for any circumstances related to the accident.
Schumacher was critically injured and suffered extensive injuries, particularly to his head, when he crashed into a pile of rocks on Dec. 29. He has remained in the intensive care unit now for seven weeks.
The seven-time Formula One champion has also been in an induced coma since then, although doctors at Grenoble University Hospital began slowly attempting to bring him out of the coma nearly two weeks ago.
According to reports, Schumacher has shown some reflex spasms but has not responded to stimulus tests.