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Racing legend seriously injured in the accident

the Fate is hard on Alex Zanardi.

The 53-year-old Italian, who in 2001 lost both legs after a violent collision in its CART-racer, was on Friday involved in a serious accident by Siena in the country of origin.

Here he was on his håndcykel in the 'Obiettivo Tricolore', which is a etapebaseret event for cyclists of all shapes and sizes, to give the italians the courage again after the difficult coronatid.

Unfortunately for him he lost his apparent control of his bike on the stage from Florence to Castelnuovo Abate and therefore came over into the opposite lane where he was hit by a truck.

the Bike was thrown on its side and lost two of its three wheels by the collision

a number of Italian media reports that Zanardi was retrieved by helicopter and brought to the Santa Maria all significantly increased its sup port clinic at the university hospital in Siena, issued a short statement on the Zanardi.

- He was involved in an accident in the province of Siena. Zanardi was transported by Pegaso helicopter and landed in the hospital in Siena at. 18.

- He came immediately under the treatment of akutpersonalet and was assessed on the traumeafdelingen. His condition is very critical due to the severe head injury, and he is now surgery, sounds from the hospital.

As håndcyklist have Alex Zanardi experienced great success. Photo: Mauro Ujetto/
Para-national coach Mario Valentini was sitting in a car behind Zanardi and then the accident.

the Accident happened on a straight piece that went down just before a soft swing.

- Alex came over in the opposite side, when a truck came. It tried to dodge, but could not avoid the collision, said Mario Valentini to La Repubblica.

He explains that the truck avoided a frontal collision, but Zanardi hit his head against the metalboks, that contain the truck's spare wheel.

Alex Zanardi drove in his time as a race car driver among other things, the Formula 1 for five seasons, and in his four seasons in CART, he won the championship two times. After his accident he returned to standardvogne in a custom-built BMW, but he put his career on to the håndcykling.

And here he had the talent, should it prove. He is spledes listed for four gold medals at the paralympic games in 2012 and 2016, while he has a total of 12 WORLD championships medals, of gold, at different distances.

After the accident went several other stars in the intercession for Zanardi:

In 2001, Alex the Renowned life changed when he was påkørt and subsequently got amputated both legs. Photo: Mathias Hiekel/DPA/Ritzau Scanpiz

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