Moss injured in lift accident
|By Jonathan Noble||Monday, March 8th 2010, 10:32 GMT|
Stirling Moss is recovering in hospital from serious injuries he suffered in a lift accident at his home over the weekend.
The racing legend fell down three floors of a lift shaft following a malfunction with the lift doors - when they opened on the third floor while the lift was still a floor further up.
Moss broke both ankles and four bones in his feet, plus suffered further damage to his vertebrae, in the fall. Luckily he did not suffer any internal injuries.
Following the accident, Moss was admitted to the London Hospital and then later moved to the Princess Grace Hospital, following the intervention of Professor Sid Watkins. Doctors hope he can be moved out of intensive care later on Monday, and his life is not in danger.
Despite the severity of his injuries, his wife Lady Moss reports him to be in high spirits.