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Alex Zanardi undergoing surgery for very serious head injury

Former Formula 1 driver and twice Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi was undergoing surgery for severe head injuries on Friday after being involved in a road accident while racing his handbike in Italy. Siena's Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital said in a statement that the 53-year-old Italian, who lost both legs and nearly his life in a 2001 Champ Car crash in Germany, was in a 'very serious' condition. 'He is currently undergoing a delicate neurosurgery,' it added. The Italian news agency ANSA reported sources saying the accident involved a truck on a state highway near the town of Pienza to the south-east of Siena. The hospital said the four-times Paralympic road cycling gold medallist was...
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