9 Mar 2010

Stirling Moss in hospital after fall

4:20 pm on 9 March 2010

Britain's formula one legend Stirling Moss is recovering in hospital after breaking several bones when he fell three floors down a lift shaft.

The 80-year-old Moss broke both ankles, four bones in his feet, and chipped four vertebrae in the accident at his central London home.

The lift had stopped a floor above Moss but his doors opened and he stepped into space.

He's reported to be comfortable after surgery and well on the way to recovery.