Jávea cyclist Scott Gordon home from hospital
The last victim of the Oliva cyclist tragedy that claimed three lives
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