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Sport Zanardi in serious but stable condition after handbike accident

16:15  20 june  2020
16:15  20 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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His condition was described as serious but stable . "The operation went as it should have, it was the original situation that was not good," said Oliveri, who " Conditions have gradually stabilised," he said, adding that Zanardi was brought into intensive care at around 2200 local time on Friday after a

Alex Zanardi remains in a serious condition after what’s been described by doctors as a “delicate neurosurgical intervention” following a road accident on An update issued by hospital near Siena where he is being treated said Zanardi is being artificially ventilated in intensive care but has “ stable

Alex Zanardi in a red jacket is sitting on a table: FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Williams F1 Formula One Car Launch © Reuters/Action Images FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Williams F1 Formula One Car Launch

ROME (Reuters) - Former Formula One driver and twice Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi remained in serious condition in intensive care on Saturday after suffering severe head injuries in a road accident while racing his handbike in Italy.

The 53-year-old Italian, who lost both legs and nearly his life in a 2001 Champ Car crash in Germany, was in a drug-induced coma, said Giuseppe Oliveri, neurosurgeon at the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena where Zanardi was taken after the accident on Friday.

His condition was described as serious but stable.

Zanardi seriously injured in accident

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

Alex Zanardi was in a "very serious " condition with a head injury after undergoing surgery following a road accident in Italy, doctors said. It said his injury was "severe", and a later statement said: "Regarding the clinical conditions of Alex Zanardi , hospitalised in very serious conditions at the

Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi is in a serious condition in hospital in Italy following an accident during a handbike relay. The 53-year-old suffered a severe head injury in a crash with a lorry, according to reports in Italy. The Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena said he was transported by

"The operation went as it should have, it was the original situation that was not good," said Oliveri, who performed surgery on Zanardi on Friday. "What the prognosis will be tomorrow, in a week, in 15 days, I don't know.

"Serious means he’s in a situation where he could die, in these cases improvements can be very small over time and worsening can be sudden."

The head of intensive care, Sabino Scolletta, said there was no damage to the chest or abdominal region and that Zanardi's breathing was regular, but the neurological situation was very serious.

"Conditions have gradually stabilised," he said, adding that Zanardi was brought into intensive care at around 2200 local time on Friday after a three-hour operation.

Italian news agency ANSA reported sources saying the accident involved a truck on a state highway near the town of Pienza to the south-east of Siena.

He had been competing in the "Obiettivo Tricolore" road race for Italian paralympic athletes at the time.

Zanardi is an inspirational figure in the worlds of motorsport and paralympic endeavour, a hugely popular and positive competitor who returned from life-changing injuries with a smile.

He had both legs amputated above the knee, with his heart stopping seven times as he lost all but a litre of the blood in his body, after the horrific crash at the Lausitzring in Germany on Sept. 15, 2001.

(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes, writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)

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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