Saturday, December 2, 2023

Caja Rural cyclist Josu Etxeberria is in the UCI after being run over while training in Navarra

He Navarrese professional cyclist of the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team, Josu Etxeberria, 23 years old, has resulted seriously injured this Wednesday while training after being hit by a car for a car around 1:24 p.m. in the NA-4120 highway, at kilometer 4.3, Zia terminus, in Iza (Navarre). The driver of the vehicle, a resident of Berrioplano 21 years old, has turned out unscathed.

The cyclist, a native of Iturmendi, is in the ICU of the University Hospital of Navarra. He has numerous fractures to his face, in addition to his collarbone and sternum. The team reported that he was conscious and that he had mobility in his extremities.

A advanced life support ambulancea medical team on duty, a medical helicopter (in which he was transferred to the HUN) and the Regional Police, whose Attestados team is in charge of investigating the events.

It so happens that Etxeberria suffered a very hard fall in June 2022 during a stage of the Tour de Loise in France, where he fractured several vertebrae and took several months to recover. However, this season he had become a key part of the team in his fifth season with the green and white jersey and had in fact obtained a fourth position in one stage of the aforementioned French round.

On the other hand, at 6:01 p.m. an accident was reported in Gazólaz (Cizur), on the A-12 highway, kilometer 7.2, towards Pamplona. After a vehicle crashed off the road, the driver, a 41-year-old man, was transferred to the Navarra University Hospital for examination, in order to rule out injuries.

Cordovilla firefighters, basic life support ambulance and Foral Police officers have been mobilized to the scene.


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