On the morning of Sunday, November 26, 2023, the tranquility of the George Price Highway was shattered when two young cyclists, Jyven Gonzalez and Leon Leslie, met with a traffic collision. The incident occurred while the pair were in the midst of their training session near the Jaguar Paw area, a popular destination among the local cycling community.
Immediate Aftermath and Injuries
The news of the unfortunate event was first reported by Aaron Humes, a well-known figure in the local media landscape. The cyclists, both of whom are recognized for their remarkable prowess and passion for the sport, sustained hip injuries in the accident. They were swiftly taken to the hospital for immediate medical attention.
Cycling Community's Response
The Ordonez Bike Shop, a prominent cycling association to which Gonzalez and Leslie belong, was quick to release a statement following the incident. The association urged the cycling community and fans alike to pray for the swift recovery of their 'cycling superstars'. The local cycling community, in response, rallied around the pair, expressing their support and well-wishes for a speedy recovery.
Current Status and Road to Recovery
Following their hospitalization, both cyclists were released and are now recuperating at home. While they continue their journey towards full recovery, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers that athletes face while training on public roads.