In the past few hours, images of the truck of Luis “Pulga” Rodríguez, a former Colon player who was the victim of a serious road accident in Tucumán, were revealed.
The accident occurred on Sunday when the soccer player was traveling to his hometown of Simoca, near the city of La Madrid, at the intersection of Routes 147 and 308.
According to police reports, the striker overturned his black truck and suffered cuts and bruises.
At 12:50 pm on Sunday, he was admitted to a nearby hospital after he was spotted by some motorists who were wandering on the road with severe head injuries.
The champion spent the night in the intensive care unit at Padilla Hospital in 2021, along with Colon. “He is fine, he is conscious. Vital parameters (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature) were controlled throughout the night and he is developing favorably,” said George Valdekantos, director of the health facility.
“What concerns us with air in the mediastinum region is because although it is true that it may be due to the mechanism of the accident, it must be ruled out that it is not a wound in one of the airways, either the larynx or the trachea. ” commented the doctor.
After 24 hours of hospitalization, he was told that he would be shifted to a private clinic.
“He survived by a miracle”
The player’s representative, Roberto San Juan, gave a statement about what happened. He said, “He had an impressive accident. Thank God we can know he’s okay.”
“The accident happened 50 kilometers from Simoka, where there was fog and an embankment. I calculate that fatigue from traveling so many hours could have had an effect, but I can’t tell you for sure why,” he said. said in a report on La Red Radio.
He also noted that Rodriguez was thrown from the vehicle. “It saved his life, because if he had stayed in the truck, he would have had no chance of survival. I don’t know if he was wearing a seat belt or not because the truck threw him through the windshield and that made him unable to save himself.” got help.” ” He added.
“Though it took several shocks, the truck was destroyed. The truck moved 3 meters and fell into a dry river that was deep enough. The drought saved that too,” he continued.
“He went into a house, as if lost. He saw some people and asked them for help. He thought he had been robbed, completely beside himself. Didn’t understand anything. People saw his face Despite being destroyed, recognized him and helped him,” commented San Juan.
“His wife, Perla, is always with him in intensive care, she is a tigress. She is with him 24 hours a day. He calls her when he wakes up. Little by little he is coming back to himself.. . He didn’t know what he was doing in Santiago. If everything goes well, we transfer him to a private hospital and the other possibility is to be operated on. The first thing he wants to do is Have to play football,” he said.
Through social networks, Club Cologne congratulated Pulga and wished him a speedy recovery. Rodríguez is one of those responsible for the title secured by Sabalero in 2021, the epitome of that Eduardo Dominguez squad. Furthermore, he was a figure in other local tournaments and the missed Copa Sudamericana 2019, where the Red and Black were runners-up in Paraguay.