The four team members as well as their coach, Miguel García, were unharmed in the incident that occurred on the Huerna highway.
The squall Karim continues to leave images of him passing through the country. One of the most popular is the one that stars Saúl Craviotto and the Spanish canoeing team. A traffic accident, which occurred on the Huerna highway, when the national team was returning to Asturias after a concentration in Seville, has given the scare.
Saúl Craviotto, Rodrigo Germade, Carlos Arévalo and Juan Oriyés, along with the coach of the Spanish team Miguel García, were unharmed in the traffic accident, the worst part of which was the trailer in which the boats of more than ten were loaded meters.
The trailer was detached from the van in which the members of the canoeing team were located due to strong gusts of wind. This was totally destroyed and among the boats was the K4 in which the athletes will compete in the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Spanish Canoeing Federation has reported that the event took place last Friday around 7:00 p.m., at kilometer 65. The driver was Miguel García who gave his first impressions after what happened: “The scare has been tremendous but Fortunately, we have not suffered injuries, nor have other vehicles that at that time circulated on the highway been involved “.
Now a new K4 must be built to compete in Tokyo. They could not save the boats that were in the trailer, although they had the help of members of the Civil Guard to do so. “The wind was strong for the rest of the route, but not so much with the place where we suffered the accident. There it came with incredible force,” said Miguel García.