Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
This triathlete has been killed after he was hit by a lorry while he was training with three other cyclists on a motorway.
Spanish triathlete and fireman Pedro Miguel Alonso, 52, was killed after suffering a fatal collision with a lorry on Wednesday 5th February.
The incident took place on the DP-0810 motorway in the municipality of A Coruna located in the autonomous community of Galicia on the northwestern Spanish coast.
Local media report Alonso was cycling with three other athletes in a training session when he was hit and killed.
The other cyclists were reportedly not involved in the accident as they were riding in front of the 52-year-old and were able to avoid being hit.
Alonso was reportedly considered a pioneer for triathletes in the area and was one of the most popular athletes in Galicia. He also participated in the popular ‘Ironman’ race.
Shortly after the accident, the A Coruna Civil Protection made a post saying: “We want to express our deepest sadness for the passing of Pedro Alonso.
“Fireman at the Arteixo fire station, former lifeguard and a volunteer in our unit until 2005. This afternoon he has left us doing what he loved, riding his bike. RIP partner.”
The post included a collage with several pictures of Alonso doing volunteer work.
It is unclear what caused the fatal accident or if there is an open investigation.
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