National Cyclist, 35-year-old Andre Simon is in Houston, Texas miles away from his home in Antigua – 2,288 miles to be exact.
He took a plane ride to arrive there and has thousands of families, friends and well-wishers cheering him on, hoping that he makes it to the last leg of his race.
But as thrilling as it may sound, rallying behind a record-breaker like Simon and despite the wishes of his family and friends, he is not overseas training for an event or on vacation with his 11-year-old son. Instead, he has been fighting for his life in various hospitals since May 8, 2022.
Simon and three other cyclists, Sean Weathered, Ghere Coates and Tiziano Rosignoli were riding their bikes on Mother’s Day when Kenyatta Benjamin hit each cyclist individually knocking them off their bikes and stopping involuntarily after hitting Andre, and knocking him to the ground unresponsive.
They were all transported by ambulance from the scene of the incident on Sir George Walter Highway to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) where all but one was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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