Fernando Alonso, by bicycle, in an image on his Instagram account. @ Fernandoalo_oficial
Fernando Alonso recovers from the accident he suffered this Thursday in Lugano (Switzerland), where he was hit by a car while training on a bicycle, which caused the fracture of the upper part of the jaw. The Asturian underwent surgery during the night in a Bern hospital, where maxillofacial surgeons reconstructed the area of his face most affected by the blow and extracted some damaged teeth, which will later have to be replaced with implants.
“After the accident suffered yesterday [Thursday] while cycling, Fernando Alonso was admitted for observation in a hospital in Switzerland, where the doctors detected a small fracture in the upper part of the jaw, and proceeded to perform an intervention that was satisfactory, "he explains in a statement from the Alpine team , with which the Spaniard plans to return to Formula 1 this season after two years of absence. In the same note, the French team confirms that the 39-year-old two-time world champion (2005 and 2006) will remain under observation for a minimum of 48 hours more
The event is being investigated by local authorities, who issued a statement offering some details about the dynamics of misfortune. "The Police announced that yesterday, shortly before 2:00 pm in Viganello, a driver of Swiss nationality, 42 years old and resident in Lugano, was driving along the Via La Santa in the direction of Pregassona," the note reads. “According to a first reconstruction, and for reasons to be established by the police investigation, while turning left to enter a supermarket parking lot, he collided with a 39-year-old Spanish citizen, who was riding his bicycle and passing through a line of vehicles stopped, on your right, ”the notification continues. "Officials from the canton of Ticino, with the support of the Lugano Police and members of the Green Cross, arrived at the scene and, after helping the cyclist, took him by ambulance to the hospital," he concludes.
Alpine estimates that Alonso, his principal I claim this course, you will have to rest for a few days, and after that you will be able to recover your physical preparation routine, although gradually. There are six weeks until the World Championship starts in Bahrain, on March 28, although the first date marked on the Asturian's calendar is 12 of that month, when the A521 must be released, the car with which he will compete in the next championship .