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F1 legend Stirling Moss plummets down elevator shaft, lives

This is a severely cringeworthy story that, thankfully, ended up OK, so we can exhale and relax a little with it.

Don't know about you, but falling down an elevator shaft is one of my phobias. How many times has a door opened and you've walked blindly onto an elevator ... never knowing when you might be walking off a cliff!

Well, just that scenario happened to F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss this past weekend, though fortunately it wasn't a cliff, it was an elevator in his three-story home. He broke both ankles and chipped four vertebrae, but is otherwise fine. According to a statement, Moss said his "body still has the same resilience to injury as it did in his racing days."

Speaking of which, let's check out one of those times, the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix:

Moss won 16 Grand Prix events and was runner-up for the World Championship four times. Glad he's OK, and I'm betting he takes the stairs once he's walking again.

Moss falls down elevator shaft at London home [AP via Yahoo! Sports]

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