Jávea cy­clist Scott Gor­don home from hospi­tal

The last vic­tim of the Oliva cy­clist tragedy that claimed three lives

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - skett@cb­new.es By Samantha Kett

BRI­TISH cy­clist Scott Gor­don has left hospi­tal five months af­ter the Oliva N-332 tragedy that robbed him of three of his friends and left him and a fourth fight­ing for their lives.

Scott's wife Corinne and fel­low triath­lete An­drés Con­tr­eras – whose fa­ther Luis Al­berto, 53, was one of those who died on May 7 – col­lected him from the Aigües Vives Hospi­tal in Car­caix­ent where An­drés and Scott had been un­der­go­ing physiotherapy.

Aberdeen-born oil-rig worker Scott spent 19 days in in­ten­sive care at Dé­nia Hospi­tal af­ter drunk and drugged driver Mavi Sánchez Va­quero, 28, ploughed into Jávea's Club Lle­beig triathlon team.

His re­cov­ery is on­go­ing, how­ever – he has been re­ferred to Va­len­cia's 9 d'Oc­tubre Hospi­tal fa­cial spe­cial­ist as his bro­ken jaw has not knit­ted prop­erly, and he is due to have surgery on his fe­mur next Fri­day, Novem­ber 3.

An­drés, who was dis­charged in Septem­ber, said: “We can both fi­nally say ' bye bye' to Aigües Vives Hospi­tal, leav­ing be­hind the ex­cel­lent treat­ment we re­ceived.

“We were able to go to­gether to say good­bye to our old phys­io­ther­a­pists, then pop by the court to sign a load of pa­pers.

“We've both gone through a great deal of phys­i­cal and men­tal suf­fer­ing, but are grad­u­ally putting it be­hind us.”

Scott's wife and daugh­ters Evie and Ruby are de­lighted to have him home.

Scott and An­drés

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