Moss falls down elevator shaft at London home

LONDON(AP) —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’ Web site says he stepped through the open elevator door without noticing the elevator had malfunctioned and stopped on the floor above.

Moss broke four bones in a foot and chipped four vertebrae but did not lose consciousness. 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 the world championship. He was runner-up four times.

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Updated Monday, Mar 8, 2010