The overcoming story of the motocross rider Alberto ‘Wey’ Zapata was tragically interrupted by a fatal accident in which the Argentine became unbalanced after a jump and was hit by two opposing riders. Wey Zapata, who had managed to return to competition even after losing an arm in a terrible car accident in November, despite doctors’ warnings.
The short and shocking video shows that the speed of the race combined with the stretch of the track made it almost impossible for any opponents to react when faced with Zapata on the ground. The fatal accident comes just four and a half months after the driver escaped death after crashing his car on a road south of the Argentine city of San Juan. In the incident he broke his collarbone and had to amputate his left arm after losing control of his Chevrolet Corsa Classic on November 15th.
The commotion was so great that with each lap completed, Alberto was given a standing ovation by the spectators on the track, as the doctors told him that he would have to give up his passion. He celebrated his first podium after his return in the city of Chubut, in southern Argentina, on March 4, posting a message on instagram with the words: “First podium after my amputation. The result of a lot of work, desire, dreams and a truly unforgettable moment “.
However, the brief return was interrupted by the terrible fall and double run over suffered during a competition in San Agustín, a city in the Argentine province of Córdoba, on the same motocross track where Zapata raced again after his car accident. Sergio Unac, governor of the province of San Juan where the brave motocross rider came from, said: “I am totally heartbroken by the sad news of Wey Zapata’s death. My condolences to his family and friends at this sad time. Rest in peace , warrior. In San Juan, we will remember you as a great sportsman and a great fighter “.
Zapata shared the story of the amputation of his arm, which had not received the news from the doctors, receiving the shocking truth from his mother. “When I was in the hospital I couldn’t feel my arm and I wondered if I still had it, until my mother said to me, ‘No, you don’t have your arm, they amputated you right after the accident,'” he said. Zapata was saved by a pedestrian who witnessed his accident and quickly made a tourniquet on his arm, stopping a serious bleeding that could lead to his death.
A week before the fatal accident, Wey went to social media to celebrate his last podium, when he wrote “Sometimes I find it hard to believe what is happening to me with the difficulty that I have to ride a motorcycle with one arm four months after the amputation. It would be the enough for me to be able to enjoy being back on a bike again, so being able to taste my third podium since my return to racing is wonderful “.
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