Moss recovering after lift accident - Andrew Noakes - Motoring Writer

2008StirlingMoss-209Moss was injured after falling three floors down a lift shaft after the lift stopped at the floor above, but the doors opened. He broke both ankles and other bones in his feet, and damaged vertebrae, but sustained no internal injuries.

Moss was initially taken to the Royal London Hospital but was then moved to a hospital nearer his home, where he underwent surgery to pin and plate both ankles. He is said to be 'comfortable' and F1 writer Joe Saward reports that he is 'in remarkably good spirits and already complaining about the size and quality of the hospital breakfast'.

1955MossJenks-209Sir Stirling Moss (seen with the bearded Denis Jenkinson in 1955, right) is a British motorsport legend and widely regarded as the best F1 driver never to win the World Championship. His successes spanned Formula 1, sports and touring car racing and rallying. He was member of the Vanwall team which won the first F1 Constructors Cup in 1958, and the Aston Martin team which won the World Sports Car Championship in 1959.

Moss retired from top-level competition after a serious accident at Goodwood in a Lotus in 1962. He has remained close to motorsport as an observer, writer and pundit ever since. He briefly returned to racing in saloon cars in the 1980s, and more recently he has regularly campaigned historic racing cars at events such as the Goodwood Revival.

Sir Stirling Moss official website

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