Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi, one of the most beloved public figures in Italy, has reportedly been seriously injured again.
La Repubblica says Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a local hospital following a road accident in the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes on handbikes.
Repubblica says the accident involved a heavy vehicle. The 53-year-old Zanardi had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash during a 2001 CART race in Germany. He was a two-time CART champion.
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Zanardi won four gold medals in handbike at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics.
The Italian Olympic and Paralympic Committees had no immediate comment.
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