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Old 03-08-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Get Well Soon Sir Stirling !!!

If you haven't heard, Sir Stirling Moss was injured quite severely in an elevator accident over the weekend.

Please keep him in your thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.

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Sir Stirling Moss suffered a serious accident at home over the weekend when a lift malfunction at his house resulted in the doors of the lift opening when it was at a different floor. Sadly, Sir Stirling fell three floors inside the lift shaft and suffered two broken ankles and several other broken bones in the foot. There was some damage to his vertebrae but not internal injuries. He was admitted to the London Hospital and then moved yesterday following the intervention of Professor Sid Watkins to the Princess Grace Hospital, where he was operated upon. It is hoped that he will be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit later today and Lady Moss reports that he is in remarkably good spirits and already complaining about the size and quality of the hospital breakfast.

Moss (80) is always considered to have been the greatest F1 driver never to win the World Championship. he raced in F1 between 1954 and 1962, when his career ended with a bad crash at Goodwood. He suffered serious head injuries. He was knighted for his extraordinary service to the sport in January 2000.

Moss is best remembered for his behaviour in 1958 when his sporting attitude cost him the World Championship when he stood up for rival Mike Hawthorn, who faced a penalty in Portugal that would, in retrospect, have denied him the points that he needed to beat Moss. Stirling never for one moment entertained any thought of gaining an advantage in such a way, and in any case his natural sense of justice would not have allowed him to see Hawthorn unjustly penalised. So he stepped forward to defend him. Hawthorn subsequently went on to beat Moss by a mere point, even though he had only won one race that year to Moss’s four. That was sufficient to make Mike Hawthorn Britainís first World Champion.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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A legend. Good luck on his recovery.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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80 years old, fell three floors and only suffered broken bones? That's impressive! Godspeed in your recovery Sir Stirling!
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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80 years old, fell three floors and only suffered broken bones? That's impressive! Godspeed in your recovery Sir Stirling!
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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My kids and I love Roary. He isn't the narrator in this country though...
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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how ironic...this man has lived long and prospered despite driving the whee out of deadly Birdcage Maserati spaghetti-mobiles, hummingbird-light Loti ready to fall apart at a moment's notice whilst going 177 mph, not to mention various & sundry half-baked historic/hellfire race cars...and he's almost done in by an effin 'lift' ?? !!

yes, godspeed indeed.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:52 PM   #7
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I still can't mentally figure out what happened in the accident.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:18 AM   #8
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I think he stepped into the elevator shaft when the elevator was stuck somewhere else, so he fell down.

Get well soon Sir Moss.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:18 PM   #9
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Posted on a firefighters' blog I visit:

http://firegeezer.com/2010/03/09/80-...levator-shaft/

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PERSONAL EMAIL FROM SIR STERLING MOSS

Recently, a long personal email from Moss was relayed by Sports Car Market. I think this segment would be of interest to our readers:

THE AMBULANCE WAS CALLED AND ARRIVED AT RACING SPEED, WHEREUPON THEY PUT ME ONTO A SERIES OF ABOUT 10 STRETCHERS! HAVING FINALLY SETTLED ON WHAT MUST HAVE SEEMED A GOOD ONE, I WAS TAKEN, ALONG WITH MY FAMILY TO THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL IN WHITECHAPEL, WHERE THEY USED ANOTHER BATCH OF SIMILAR STRETCHERS!

THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF HELPING ME, BUT WERE UNABLE TO DO THE REQUISITE SURGERY. SO, ON THE SUNDAY, I WAS MOVED TO THE PRINCESS GRACE, WHERE A FANTASTICALLY EFFICIENT, KIND AND AMUSING STAFF DID ALL THE JOBS.

I AM NOW IN A LOVELY ROOM, NUMBER 222, AND WITH THE HELP OF ELLIOT AND THE PORTER, AM FINALLY ON THE EMAIL. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY SEND THIS TO YOU, BUT I WILL TRY!
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