Zanardi in an artificial coma: fight for life

Alessandro Zanardi continues to fight for his life. The former formula 1 driver, two-time champion of the North American Cart-series and four-time Paralympic ch

Zanardi in an artificial coma: fight for life

Alessandro Zanardi continues to fight for his life. The former formula 1 driver, two-time champion of the North American Cart-series and four-time Paralympic champion in hand bike will be supplied after a three-hour Operation at the University hospital of Siena, in Tuscany, on Friday in an artificial coma in intensive care.

Christoph Becker

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The health forecasts, according to Zanardi's a serious accident on a country road on Friday, are more cautious. The Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese announced on Sunday at noon, a sudden deterioration is not to continue to exclude. Nevertheless, the Doctors were cautiously optimistic. "Compared to how he came into the emergency room, has changed his condition, really – and that gives us a lot of hope," said Sabino Scoletta, head of the intensive care unit. Zanardi was a great Athlete, the've done it once before: "Therefore, we hope that it can happen in this challenging Situation."

The physician Giuseppe Oliveri announced on Saturday, Zanardi, who had lost in an accident at a race in the ChampCar series at the lausitzring in may 2001, both legs, had suffered in the accident on Friday, a heavy head and facial trauma, with injuries to one eye. Also brain damage could not be excluded.

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 10:19

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