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A woman has died and the German politician, Dieter Althaus is in a coma after they collided on a ski slope in Austria.

The accident happened in the Riesneralm ski area in Upper Styria on New Year’s Day.

The un-named woman died on her way to hospital while Althaus, 50, was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Schwarzach, near Salzburg.

The woman, who is 41, is Slovakian and lives in the US.  She was not wearing a helmet but Althaus was.

He is said to be out of danger and in a serious but stable condition.

The accident once again highlights the area of collisions on the slope and people skiing or snowboarding out of control. 

Something PlanetSKI has covered recently in its news recently and its blog.

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