Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Solemn Welcome Planned for Andre Simon’s Return

By Abigayle McIntosh


A solemn welcome awaits the Simon family who will be arriving at the V.C Bird International Airport later this afternoon with the body of national cyclist Andre Simon.

The body of the 35-year-old national cyclist who died on June 8th will be transported from the airport to the Barnes Funeral home ahead of the Thanksgiving service to be held on July 10th at the St John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration.

His body will be accompanied on the journey by a convoy comprising friends, supporters, and well-wishers, and his fellow cycling colleagues who will all gather at the former Pan Am Base in Coolidge from around 4 pm today.

Simon was seriously injured in a horrific accident on Mother’s Day last year when a motorist ploughed into him and Sean Weathered, Ghere Coates, and Tiziano Rosignoli. on Sir George Walter Highway.

The three others received minor injuries and were treated and discharged However, Simon was left in a critical condition.

Simon spent several weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre before being taken to Texas for specialist treatment.

While hospitalized in the US he faced several ups and downs and also improvements which provided hope he would have made a full recovery.

Kenyatta Benjamin of Hatton is facing charges in connection with the incident.

1 Comment

  1. Chubby

    Too little too late!!! This attention should have been given to him PRIOR to his death when it was greatly needed.


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