Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Andre Simon’s Body Returns Home Today

The body of the man whose recovery efforts captured the heart of the nation will arrive in Antigua and Barbuda today.

Andre Simon’s body was flown out of the United States on Thursday.

Simon, one of the country’s renowned National Cyclist died exactly 13 months after he was knocked down by a motorist on the Sir George Walter Highway.

He passed away in a medical facility in Texas where he was receiving treatment for his injuries.

Simon will be buried on July 10 following a Service at the St John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration Ministries. A Memorial Service will also be held on July 2, in the United States.

He died after a long and hard battle with the many complications associated with the injuries that he received on the morning that he and three other riders decided to go on a training ride

Sean Weathered, Ghere Coates, and Tiziano Rosignoli, were also involved in the accident but Andre received the brunt of the injuries.

All four men received treatment, but while the other three were later discharged from the hospital, Simon remained in the ICU with head trauma and internal bleeding.

It wasn’t until early July 2022 that Simon – while in a wakefulness coma – was transported to Texas for further treatment. He also suffered from stage three bed sores and several other complications.

Simon was reportedly struck down by Kenyatta Benjamin of Hatton who is charged with dangerous driving.

Benjamin has been in and out of court for several months for his committal hearing but now that Simon has passed, the charge may be upgraded to causing death by dangerous driving.


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