19-year-old triathlete Alexa Leary is fighting at the hospital for her life after being badly crashed on her bike ride in Pomona, Australia last Saturday.
Leary’s serious injury occurred, according to his father, Russell Leary, when a young athlete’s bike tire hit another cyclist’s tire.
- I always follow the team when Alexa trains in the mornings, and when I climbed to the top of the hill, the ambulance rushed past me.
Then I saw Alexa lying in the street, Dad told the local Courier Mail, according to Yahoo Sports.
The severely injured 19-year-old was transported to a hospital in Brisbane, where he was plunged into an artificial coma.
Alexa Leary suffered several fractures and other injuries in the accident.
According to News.com.au, he had a broken scapula, humerus, wrist and several ribs, in addition to which his lungs erupted and he suffered a severe knee injury.
The athlete’s family has said he has also suffered significant injuries to his brain from which blood clots have been found.
According to new.com.au, Leary's mother said on Facebook that doctors "took the risk" and gave her daughter a blood-thinning medicine to remove blood clots.
In his short career, the promise of triathlon has already gained international success.
In 2019, Leary placed second in the World Triathlon Grand Final in the under-20s series in Lausanne, Switzerland.
According to Yahoo Sports, he has also won national triathlon competitions in recent years.
The young Australian has kept his followers up to date on the progress of his career on his Instagram account.