According to Autosport, “the doors opened on the third floor while the lift was still a floor further up.” According to the early reports from the doctors, it seems the legendary Formula One driver did not suffer any internal fractures in the process, but the fall did have external effects.
Moss injured both his ankles in the process, including 4 bones in his feet, among with further damage to his vertebrae. Although he was placed under close supervision from the doctors at Princess Grace Hospital and into intensive care, it is believed his life is not in danger.
“Despite the severity of his injuries, his wife Lady Moss reports him to be in high spirits,” a report from Autosport read.
It seems the medical intervention on Moss was carried out by Professor Sid Watkins, as soon as the former F1 driver was transferred from London Hospital (where he was initially admitted) to Princess Grace.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee back in 1990, Sir Stirling Moss is currently 80 years of age and is considered one of the greatest Formula One drivers not to have won the championship title in the history of the sport. In spite of his old age, Moss is still very much capable of driving competition cars, as he recently drove 3 cars in 3 different days during his 80th anniversary last September.