GENERICO.ruSportEx-Formula 1 pilot leaves hospital 18 months after accident

Ex-Formula 1 pilot leaves hospital 18 months after accident


MOSCOW, Dec 20 Former Formula 1 driver Italian Alessandro Zanardi , who had a serious car accident last year, was discharged from the hospital a few weeks ago and is still recovering at home, his wife Daniela said. Zanardi, who lost both legs in an accident in 2001, collided with a truck in a bicycle race in Italy last June. The Italian with multiple injuries was taken to the hospital by helicopter and was in intensive care. He underwent a series of surgeries and a lengthy rehabilitation program. “Recovery remains a long process. The rehabilitation program conducted by doctors, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists and speech therapists has made steady progress. Alex has proven time and again that he is a real fighter. We are very happy to return, despite on planned for the future temporary stays in special clinics for special rehabilitation procedures. It is still impossible to predict how his recovery will go. It is still a long and difficult path that Alex overcomes with great fighting spirit “, – quotes the wife of the ex-motorsport athlete .com, citing press service for the BMW Group, who said 55-year-old Zanardi has made significant progress in terms of his condition and, in particular, his arm strength, allowing him to spend most of his time in a wheelchair rather than in Zanardi competed in Formula 1 in 1991-1994 and 1999. He achieved great success in the American CART series, where he became the champion twice. The Italian is a four-time Paralympic road cycling winner.

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