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Sir Stirling Moss Injured In Accident

Sir Stirling Moss, one of the most widely loved Formula One racers has been seriously injured in an accident involving a lift at his home.

The former racing driver, who drove against the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio, was injured when he fell 3 floors in the lift shaft following a malfunction with the system.  Moss is well known to love his gadgets and advancements with many such installations in his home.

He has broken both ankles, bones in his feet and a veterbrae.  His wife says he is in good spirits.

A spokesperson wrote on his website “He remained conscious throughout. With the assistance of Professor Sid Watkins he was moved on Sunday to a hospital closer to his home where he underwent surgery on both his ankles, which were plated and pinned.

“The door to the lift, that should have remained locked if the lift was not on the floor that it was called from, opened in error. He stepped into the narrow open shaft in the expectation that the lift would be present for him to walk into, as it should have been.”

We wish him well on the road to recovery, someone I have met personally a really nice chap, an absolute gentleman.  Get well soon Stirling!


One response

  1. At least he’s much better now.

    October 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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