Paralympian Simon Richardson released from hospital

Simon Richardson Simon Richardson was judged well enough to be allowed home to recover

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A gold winning Paralympian cyclist has been released from hospital after being seriously injured in a road accident.

Simon Richardson, from Porthcawl, collided with a van in a hit and run crash while cycling near Bridgend.

He will use a body brace at home after suffering fractures to the spine, a broken pelvis, and broken breast bone.

Friend and sponsor Phil Jones said Mr Richardson "is in good spirits and determined to get back to his pre-collision fitness and form".

Mr Richardson, who also won a silver at Beijing in 2008, was hurt in a crash on the A48 at Crack Hill House, Bridgend, on 17 August and taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Simon Richardson Simon Richardson won two gold medals and a silver at Beijing in 2008

He became a Paralympic competitor after suffering leg and back injuries in a previous road accident involving his bicycle and a car in 2001.

Mr Jones has been giving regular updates about his friend's condition via his blog.

"Simon's had another good day. He walked 11m with sticks, wearing his body brace," he wrote in his latest posting on Thursday.

"Dieticians are happy and the physios are happy."

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