Ana María Bustamante, the great cyclist who was run over by a mixer in Bogotá on February 8, died in the last few hours after more than two months fighting for her life at the San José Hospital.
As confirmed by the family of the 24-year-old girl, her death occurred on the night of this Wednesday, May 3, after she had to be treated as an emergency in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the penultimate week of April. , due to an aggravation after reconstruction surgery.
(Her family speaks: This was the fatal accident that ended the life of Ana María, a popular cyclist).
The accident that ended up claiming Ana’s life
Around 8:20 in the morning on Wednesday, February 8, the young cyclist was traveling through the tracks of the El Tunal neighborhood and took the part of Loma de San Carlos.
From one moment to another, a mixer that was passing by the place rammed her, took her ahead and caused her serious injuries.
She didn’t realize what was happening. She felt severe pain and found herself on the floor. Her bicycle was smashed to pieces and her health was not the best.
She was urgently transferred in an ambulance and, after the first tests, the doctors decided to amputate her right leg.
Then, the problem was the abdominal wall, which disappeared due to the strong blow, so the rider lasted all that time with that part of the body open and in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San José Hospital.
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In the more than two months that he remained under medical care, Bustamante was operated on more than 30 occasions. In the penultimate week of April, Wednesday the 19th, the young woman suffered a hemorrhage after a procedure. Since then, her condition worsened.
His death, said those around him, occurred due to cardiorespiratory arrest.
Colombian cycling is in mourning
After the death of Ana, on the night of this Wednesday, May 3, different cycling associations in Bogotá have sent their messages of condolences to the family.