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Alex Zanardi seriously injured in handbike racing accident

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  1. pilotoCS

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    Hope all goes well for Mr.Inspiration and Olympic gold medalist. Quite the gent...
     
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    So, the road was open to traffic during a wheelchair race event???!!! o_O :eek:
     
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    Oh my god. Wish him the best. Best personality and WILL ever. Im totaly crushed. What an inspiration that man has been to many. Damn
     
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    Damn! Bad luck. The best people always get screwed.
     
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    no I think he was training on his own.

    between this and Nicky Hayden...stay off road bikes everyone :(

    hope Alex bounces back
     
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    ".... which occurred near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes. ...."
     
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    Damn, after all he's already been though already in life. If anyone has the sheer physical and emotional will to pull through it's him. Look at what he's achieved since his original accident. Few people have as much determination in life as Alex does. Nicky Haden's accident also springs to mind. Hopefully this has a better outcome.
     
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    yikes, missed that :eek:
     
  15. absostone

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    Well said.
     
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    Wish him the best. Be interesting to learn more details about the accident.
     
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    I hope he makes it and get well, soon, top, top guy, a true inspiration for all of us.
     
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    This isn’t good. His crash was with a lori truck.
     
  19. absostone

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    Yes they said it was code red or similar on Italian website.
     
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    Oh god. Fingers crossed...
     
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    Horrible news, as Pedro said he was an inspiration to us all.
     
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    Very sad to see this news. I hope for the best for him and the family......
     
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    Hospital update at 10 am on June 20 on the conditions of the Alex Zanardi: "Regarding the clinical conditions of the athlete Alex Zanardi, hospitalized from 18 on 19 June in very serious conditions at the Santa Maria alle Scotte polyclinic following a road accident occurred in the province of Siena, the Health Directorate of the Aou Senese informs that the patient, subjected to a delicate neurosurgical intervention on the evening of 19 June, and subsequently transferred to intensive care. ".he has stable hemodynamic and metabolic parameters. He is intubated and supported by artificial ventilation while the neurological picture remains serious."
     
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    An incredible person with a huge heart, Godspeed Alex!
     
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    Was treated for a serious head injury, not good at all. Prayers for a full recovery for Alex.
     
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    From Racer.com:

    The 56-year-old two-time CART champion and four-time Paralympic gold medalist, reportedly veered
    out the closed racing lane and onto the open side of the road toward oncoming traffic during a descent,
    where he collided with a truck. According to La Repubblica Florence, medical personnel arrived on the
    scene 20 minutes later, whereupon Zanardi was airlifted to hospital.

    After all he’s been through he seems indesctructible, but man this sounds really bad.

    BHW
     
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    Intubate made me sad. Alex and Michael s face flashed in my eyes
     

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