Thursday 23 May, 2019

National cyclist fighting for life after head-on collision

National Cyclist Keiana Lester is currently warded in hospital in a serious condition after she was involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle during a training session on Saturday.

According to reports, Lester was part of a group ride in South Trinidad when she turned a corner and collided head-on with a car which was allegedly on the wrong side of the road.

A source close to the family said Lester was in and out of consciousness. 

A release from the T&T Cycling Federation is as follows:

“National Cyclist and former Junior Pan American Champion, Keiana Lester is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital after being involved in a head on collission with a vehicle while on a training ride in Erin on Saturday morning.”

“Lester, who is a two-time Junior Pan Am medalist and currently shares the National Record (both Juniors and Seniors) and the Junior Pan American Record in the Team Sprint is currently being monitored by the medical staff at the SFGH.”

The TTCF said however that it is not at liberty to divulge the details or the extent of her injuries and will continue to respect the privacy of the family as they deal with the situation at hand.

On Friday, Lester, who claimed bronze at the Milton International Challenge in Canada in September was invited by the World Cycling Centre to train at their headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland for three months in 2017.

The TTCF said updates on Lester’s recovery will be passed on to the fraternity.

“We ask everyone to keep Keiana in their prayers and thoughts for her to have a speedy recovery,” the release ended.


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