Former F1 great Moss hurt in freak fall
Former Formula One driver Stirling Moss has broken both ankles and hurt his back in a fall down an elevator shaft at his London home.
The 80-year-old Briton was taken to the Royal London Hospital on Saturday after falling three floors.
A statement on Moss's website says he stepped through the open elevator door without noticing that the elevator had malfunctioned and stopped on the floor above.
Moss remained conscious throughout the accident despite also breaking four bones in a foot and chipping four vertebrae.
The statement says his "body still has the same resilience to injury as it did in his racing days."
Moss won 16 Grand Prix races but never won the world championship, despite finishing runner-up four times.