• Short Summary

    STIRLING MOSS, THE FAMOUS BRITISH RACING DRIVER, MIGHT NOT FULL USE OF HIS LEFT ARM AND LEG, SAID A MAY 8 BULLETIN FROM THE ATKINSON MORLEY'S HOSPITAL, WIMBLEDON, LONDON, WHERE MOSS IS RECOVERING AFTER INJURIES RECEIVED IN A 100 M.

  • Description

    1.
    CU STIRLING MOSS
    0.03

    2.
    CU WALKER. S.O.F. BEGINS: "WELL I FIND....." ENDS: "....HER AT THE HOSPITAL."
    0.32

    3.
    SV QUESTIONER (S.O.F.) "ALTHOUGH HE'S ......" ENDS: "....YOU'VE KNOWN SO LONG?"



    ANSWER. (S.O.F.) "OH, VERY DEFINITELY. I DON'T THINK." ENDS: "....MAN WE KNOW."



    QUESTIONER (S.O.F.) "DO YOU THINK ROB, ...." ENDS: "....EVER RACE AGAIN."



    ANSWER. (S.O.F.) "WELL, I CERTAINLY FEEL...." ENDS: ".....THERE'S EVERY CHANCE."



    QUESTIONER: S.O.F. "THANK YOU VERY MUCH ROB."
    1.27


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: WALKER: "WELL I FIND HIM TODAY PARTICULARLY WELL, MUCH BETTER THAN HE HAS BEEN FOR SOME TIME, AND HE WAS TALKING TO ME VERY LUCIDLY AND HE SEEMED TO BE ANSWERING ALL THE QUESTIONS I ASKED HIM. WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT MUNDANE THINGS AND THIS AND THAT, AND I SAID TO HIM THAT MY WIFE WAS COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY, AND HE SAID 'HOW WAS SHE' AND HE SAID HE WOULD BE VERY PLEASED TO SEE HER AT THE HOSPITAL."



    SEQ 3: QUESTION: "ALTHOUGH HE'S OBVIOUSLY INJURED AND IN PAIN AT TIMES, DO YOU SOMETIMES SEE THE SAME OLD STIRLING THAT YOU'VE KNOWN SO LONG?"



    ANSWER: "OH, VERY DEFINITELY. I DON'T THINK HE'S IN GREAT PAIN, AND WE ARE ALWAYS HAVING TYPICAL 'STIRLINGISMS'. THE OTHER DAY I PUT THE EARPHONES ON HIS HEAD TO LISTEN TO THE WIRELESS AND HE SUDDENLY SAID 'I MUST GET WITH IT', AND WE HAVE CRACKS ABOUT THE NURSES - SO HE'S TYPICALLY STIRLING. HE'S STILL LIKE THE MAN WE KNOW."



    QUESTION: DO YOU THINK, ROB, THOUGH, THAT HE WILL EVER RACE AGAIN."



    ANSWER: "WELL, I CERTAINLY FEEL THERE'S NO REASON WHY HE SHOULDN'T. THE DOCTORS HAVE MENTIONED THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY HAVE INJURIES - MORE PERMANENT INJURIES - TO HIS ARM AND HIS LEG, BUT THERE'S ALSO A POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY BE PERFECTLY NORMAL, AND WE KNOW STIRLING'S CAPABILITIES OF RECOVERY AND I THINK THERE'S EVERY CHANCE."



    "THANK YOU VERY MUCH ROB."




    Initials TDH/V/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: STIRLING MOSS, THE FAMOUS BRITISH RACING DRIVER, MIGHT NOT FULL USE OF HIS LEFT ARM AND LEG, SAID A MAY 8 BULLETIN FROM THE ATKINSON MORLEY'S HOSPITAL, WIMBLEDON, LONDON, WHERE MOSS IS RECOVERING AFTER INJURIES RECEIVED IN A 100 M.P.H. CRASH AT GOODWOOD APRIL 23.

    HE IS NOW REPORTED OUT OF DANGER, BUT A BRAIN INJURY HAS LEFT A MARKED WEAKNESS DOWN HIS LEFT SIDE. THE BULLETIN SAID THE WEAKNESS IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRACTURES OF THE LEFT ARM AND LEG, BUT IS DUE TO SEVERE BRUISING OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN. RECOVERY FROM THE BRAIN DAMAGE IS LIKELY TO BE A SLOW PROCESS, THE BULLETIN CONTINUED, AND THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT FULL RECOVERY OF FUNCTION IN THE ARM AND LEG WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.

    WHETHER MOSS WILL EVER RACE AGAIN IS NOW BEING QUESTIONED. HIS MOTHER AND FATHER BELIEVE IT IS TOO EARLY TO SAY. BUT THE POSSIBILITY IS ACCEPTED BY HIS RACING SPONSOR, MR. ROB WALKER, WHO HAD THIS TO SAY AFTER VISITING MOSS, MAY 8:-

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUVNJP1CEGJLYCRDCBHQ46OG6
    Media URN:
    VLVAUVNJP1CEGJLYCRDCBHQ46OG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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