Australia Zanardi seriously injured in accident

21:10  19 june  2020
21:10  19 june  2020 Source:   sport1.de

Paris: four police officers injured after a car crash on the ring road

 Paris: four police officers injured after a car crash on the ring road © LP / Olivier Boitet The causes of the accident are still unknown. (Illustration) An accident between a car and several police motorcycles left four injured in Paris on Friday evening, according to the police headquarters. The shock occurred on the ring road in the external direction, at the Porte de Charenton, in the XIIth arrondissement of the capital, around 8 p.m.

Former Formula 1 driver Alessandro Zanardi was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Italy.

Verletzte sich bei einem Unfall schwer: Der Italiener Alessandro Zanardi. © Photo: Jens Büttner / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Seriously injured in an accident: The Italian Alessandro Zanardi.

The 53-year-old leg-amputated Italian was on a handbike near the city of Pienza in Tuscany when the accident happened, a police spokesman said. Zanardi was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter. At first, there were no details of the severity of his injuries.

Zanardi had participated in a race for Paralympic athletes with hand bikes or bicycles in Italy. In 2001 he lost both legs in an accident at the Lausitzring. Nevertheless, the Italian returned to motorsport and also won four paracycling golds at the Paralympics.

handbike accident Alex Zanardi: First investigation results are available .
© BMW AG Alessandro Zanardi came into oncoming traffic for an unknown cause Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi did not film his own accident with a cell phone camera. Corresponding alleged eyewitness reports that went through the social networks at the weekend turned out to be "fake news". He had both hands on the steering wheel. But there is a video from a different perspective, which was directly seized by the public prosecutor.

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