Crash: teen cyclist in stable condition

2010-09-28 00:00

AN 18-year-old cyclist is in a stable condition in St Anne’s Hospital after he crashed while riding his mountain bike on Sunday morning.

Dr Mike Smit, the family’s physician, said Richard Eastwick was in the intensive care unit under the care of neurosurgeon Dr Chite Stuart yesterday.

Eastwick was airlifted to the hospital.

The accident, which left him with a spinal trauma, occured while he and a group of cyclists were cycling off-road in Balgowan.

“He has just had a scan [to determine spinal injuries] and he is in a stable condition,” said Smit.

Smit said Richard’s mother Sarah and father Tom are finding it hard to deal with the accident.

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