AGI – A serious accident for Alex Zanardi this afternoon on the roads of the province of Siena during the stage of the relay race ‘Objective 3’ with expected arrival in Montalcino.
The sample is said to be in a very serious condition: a note from the Sienese hospital company confirms this together with Giovanni Bova, director of the emergency room of the Sienese hospital. The neurosurgical and maxillofacial surgery to which Alex Zanardi was subjected ended after three hours. “His health is very serious.” The bulletin of the Sienese hospital company makes it known. Zanardi has been transferred to the intensive care unit. The prognosis is confidential.
As the AGI learned, Zanardi who was proceeding with his Olympic wheelchair collided with a heavy vehicle. The accident occurred in the Municipality of Pienza towards San Quirico. Zanardi was transported by helicopter to the hospital.
Zanardi, 53 years old from Bologna, a former Formula 1 driver, in September 2001 who fell victim to a serious accident in the Cart class on the German circuit, dedicated himself to para-cycling by winning four Olympic golds (London 2012 and Rio de Janiero 2016, race in H4 line, H4 / H5 stopwatch and relay) and two silvers.
In November Alex was due to return to driving a sports car during the Gran Turismo test in Monza.