Aventurin expected to make full recovery | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–Study Financing Division head Antonio Aventurin is expected to make a full recovery from the serious injuries he sustained in a motorbike accident last Sunday.

His sister Claire Elshot-Aventurin, said the surgeries he underwent earlier this week were successful. Elshot said her brother is expected to be out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital in the Dominican Republic, where he was rushed for further treatment, by this weekend.

“They are anticipating a full recovery and he will be able to do everything as normal as before,” she said.

Aventurin, a seasoned bike rider, sustained serious injuries, including two broken legs and a fractured nose, during a motorbike accident on Walter Nisbeth Road on Sunday afternoon. He had been travelling on Walter Nisbeth Road when the brakes on his bike failed, resulting in him slamming into the wall at the Salt Pickers roundabout near the Philipsburg police station.

The collision caused Aventurin to be pitched into the air from his bike and slammed onto the ground. His motorbike, which was also propelled into the air, fell on top of him, compounding his injuries. He was rushed to St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) where he underwent treatment, and was flown out to a specialised hospital in the Dominican Republic on Monday. His wife Jessy Aventurin accompanied him. He underwent a number of surgeries on Wednesday.

“He sustained severe injuries from that crash and when I arrived at the Emergency Room at SMMC, we immediately realised that the type of injuries cannot be handled in St. Maarten,” Elshot had told this newspaper earlier this week. “He has injuries to both legs – both are broken – and he sustained a laceration to his forehead. We later discovered that his nose was also broken. Throughout the entire process he has been stable, is talking and is conscious.”

Elshot said her brother is a seasoned and well-known motorbike rider. He has had incidents on his motorbike in the past, but never of this magnitude. Prior to the accident on Sunday, he had been leading the participants in a bicycle race. He was wearing his helmet and other motorbike safety gear during the accident.

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