[caption id="attachment_77228" align="aligncenter" width="286"] angela merkel accident: German Chancellor Fractures Pelvis Sking[/caption]German Chancellor Angela Merkel Fractures Pelvis Skiing
German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis cross-country skiing in Switzerland over the holidays. The 59-year-old leader of the European Union's powerhouse economy is expected to make a complete recovery. In fact, she is able to walk about with some assistance. It is expected to be weeks before she is able to walk on her own.
Despite that, she continues her official duties. The chancellor will be pairing her schedule down somewhat to allow her more time for rest and recovery. Her party, the Christian Democrat Union (CDU) had been planning their winter retreat for the January 10-11 weekend, but they will push that back to allow their party leader to be present.
It was only the week before that word came out that legendary German Formula One (F1) race champion Michael Schumacher struck his head while skiing in the French Alps. Schumacher remains the most successful F1 driver to this day. He is in critical but stable condition follow two surgeries. In his case, he remains in a medically induced coma. There's no word on the details of how the German chancellor had her accident. The fracture is said to be partial with some severe bruising.
On The Web:
angela merkel accident
Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall