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Racing legend Sir Stirling falls three floors, breaking both ankles
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8 March 2010

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has been injured in a bizarre accident at his home.

The 80-year old fell down three floors of a lift shaft in his house in west London after a problem with the lift doors, which are said to have opened one floor below the lift itself.

Moss broke both ankles and four bones in his feet in the accident, and suffered injuries to his vertebrae. He was taken to the London Hospital and then moved to the Princess Grace hospital, where he is expected to leave intensive care later today.

Doctors say his life is not in danger, and his wife Lady Moss says the veteran - often called the best driver to never win the F1 world title - is in good spirits.

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8 March 2010

A most unfortunate accident, I wish him a speedy recovery.

I remember watching Stirling outpace everyone in torrential rain during the first lap of the NZ Grand Prix back in 1962 driving a Cooper. I also watched him come from last in the field driving a 250F Maserati at the Classic 1978 Le Mans race which he won!

A true living legend

8 March 2010

I wish Sir Stirling a speedy and full recovery after this bizarre accident. I saw him race a Maserati 300S at the old Albert Park circuit in Melbourne in 1956. He and Jean Behra formed a "works" team and brought two 250Fs and two 300Ss out to Melbourne. The cars stayed on in Australia having been bought by locals after the race series. I remember him scratching his ear as he braked from 150 mph on the tight urban circuit. He still holds the lap record for the old circuit set in 1958 in a Cooper Climax. He is truly one of the very greatest ever.

8 March 2010

Ouch!! Very nasty, could have been much worse!

Sir Stirling had much worse in his racing career, though, but I hope he gets well soon.

8 March 2010

Its incredible that he escaped with so few injuries at his age. I hope he makes a full and rapid recovery.

8 March 2010

Just too young to have seen him race but have read about his exploits, i wish him a speedy recovery, maybe in time for the Britsh GP.

8 March 2010

Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Unfortunately I'm of the too young generation to have seen him race, but he's always a true gent when interviewed.

8 March 2010

I wish him a a speedy recovery.

The last time I saw him was at Le Mans Classic.

(next in July).

8 March 2010

Get well soon , Sir Stirling! A true sportsman.

8 March 2010

A true hero of many on the forum and elsewhere. I'm sure we all wish Sir Stirling a very swift and full recovery.

8 March 2010

[quote Harry_Boy] I'm sure we all wish Sir Stirling a very swift and full recovery.[/quote]

You can't rush nature, Harry Boy. His recovery will be painful and at a normal rate for a man of his years. That's the reality. I know, I've been there.

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