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Injured Pilgrim

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Peter Fransiscus

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Very serious wounded a Dutch pilgrim who fell off the bike in Mezkiritz (N-135)

He crashed alone, suffered head trauma and was transported by helicopter to the Hospital Complex

The cyclist, at the moment of being transferred to the CHN.
Updated 06/23/2019 at 08:35

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A pilgrim of Dutch nationality between 60 and 70 years old was injured on Saturday when he fell off the bike and hit his head when he was driving on the N-135, between Espinal and Erro. The accident occurred at kilometer 38, just at the beginning of the descent of the port, towards Pamplona. He suffered the fall alone, between 11 and 12 in the morning. Until the place they went agents of the Civil Guard and effective sanitary, that initially immobilized it for their transfer in ambulance. However, it presented a strong traumatic brain injury, with loss of consciousness, as well as bruises, and the helicopter was mobilized, to expedite his transfer to the Hospital Complex, where he was admitted.

The wounded made the Camino de Santiago with another cyclist, who accompanied him to the hospital. Agents of the Civil Guard were responsible for regulating traffic in the area and also kept in the post of Burguete the bicycle of the friend of the injured. Hours later, he returned for her to the barracks of Burguete. Cash Traffic regulated the vehicle traffic until half an hour later the area returned to normal.

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So sorry to read this as it's not nice coming off your bike, specially if he was speeding up in order to start the descent towards Pamplona. Hopefully he will make a good recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his friend who was with him at the time.

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