Cuban cyclist Pedro Pablo Perez to miss Olympics after car crash
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Perez is receiving treatment at the Abel Santamaria hospital, in the province of Pinar del Rio where the accident took place. Details are unclear, but it is known Perez was driving the car at the time when the crash occurred in San Cristobal. It has not been reported by Cuban media if anyone else was in the car, or if other vehicles were involved, but it is known his wife, 2004 world scratch cycling champion Yoanka Gonzalez, was not present.
He received "cerebral ... lacerations and remains in a coma" according to state newspaper Granma.
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