After suffering a bike accident the former Formula-1 racer known for his perseverance was transported to the hospital with a medical helicopter.
Today afternoon Alex Zanardi suffered a severe accident on an Italian race, where he crushed with his specially redesigned bike in a truck. Currently there are no further information about his state of health, however the fact that he was transported with a hospital helicopter, indicates that the accident was pretty severe.
Zanardi was participating at the Obiettivo Tricolore biking competition and while biking on route 146, on 17:00 hrs. he met his bad luck; on a slope he suddenly landed on the opposite lane. According to a local newspaper, the truck driver did his best to avoid the accident, but without any success.
Back in 2001 Alex Zanardi suffered a severe accident causing the loss of his both legs; however, with perseverance and willpower he fought his way back behind the professional wheel. Until recently he raced mostly with tourers, and left his mark in the field of paralympics as well.
Photo: BMW Press
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