Alex Zanardi in a serious accident at the EuroSpeedway
Posted 15 September 2001 - 15:20
What a miserable week!
Latest from www.cart.com:
Alex Zanardi is in extremely critical condition with injuries to both lower extremities, and a significant loss of blood. He is breathing on his own, and responding to direction. He is being airlifted to Klinikum Berlin-Marzahn for treatment of his injuries
Posted 15 September 2001 - 15:50
Posted 15 September 2001 - 17:58
Next to the events in the U.S. this week, this may seem a relatively minor matter, and I did not think I could feel any lower than I did this morning - but now I do.
(I posted this at virtually the same second as Little Chris) CART's website makes no mention of any accident!!!!
Posted 15 September 2001 - 19:43
Alex Zanardi medical update/team statement
Alex Zanardi, driver of the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo
Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, was critically injured in
a late-race collision with Alex Tagliani during today's
American Memorial (German 500) CART FedEx
Championship Series event at the EuroSpeedway in
Lausitz, Germany. As of 7:40 p.m. local time today,
Zanardi was undergoing surgery at Marzahn Hospital
in Berlin to repair extreme damage to his lower
extremities. He lost both of his legs in the accident -
one above the knee and one below the knee. He also
has a possible broken pelvis. He is breathing on his
own, and has no other apparent internal injuries.
Further medical updates will be issued as information
is made available.
STATEMENT FROM TEAM OWNER MORRIS NUNN
"We are devastated by the extent of Alex's injuries.
But we are so very thankful that he is on his way to
surviving such a tremendous impact. All of our
thoughts and prayers are with Alex and his family. He
has quite a battle ahead of him, but knowing what a
fighter Alex is, we're confident he' ll be able to return
home to be with his family and friends very soon."
As received from Mo Nunn Racing
Motorsport.com also sends thoughts and prayers for Alex, his family and his
Posted 15 September 2001 - 22:55
Posted 16 September 2001 - 01:30
Posted 16 September 2001 - 01:36
Posted 16 September 2001 - 04:38
But after what happened today I feel apalled. Sometimes motorsport disgusts me. It rememebers me how I felt after I watched Greg Moore's accident (I loved Gregg too, still miss him). In fact, I think I'm going to puke.
This is just too much I can take in 1 week...
Let's just all hope that he will survive and be able to spent the rest of his life with his kids and wife whom he loves so much. Alex is a dedicated familly man who was even considering quitting the sport so that he could be more with his familly. Alex, we pray for U.
Posted 16 September 2001 - 11:55
Originally posted by Wolf
Baaad news, again.... I never saw the crash and hope not to, if I can help it.
Wolf, my friend, believe me, you don't want to see it - one of the worst I've ever seen:down:
But we should spare a thought for Alex Tagliani - how must he be feeling right now?
Posted 16 September 2001 - 15:03
No more words now, we will need a break.
Posted 17 September 2001 - 14:15
Posted 17 September 2001 - 14:55
Posted 17 September 2001 - 15:16
Is this circuit cursed from the start or what? First we had the Alboreto accident and now Zanardi's awful crash.......
Correct me if I am wrong, but just a week or two after Alboreto's death, one marshall or fireman was killed on same circuit. Three such terrible accidents in first year!? They made something wrong, or the circuit is really cursed. I presume we could blame the circuit - slow puncture and spin after leaving box aren't among things we usually see on other circuits...
Posted 17 September 2001 - 15:40
Posted 17 September 2001 - 17:11