Former soccer player Pelayo Novo dies, hit by a train

Pelayo Novo, a former Albacete and Oviedo player, died around eight in the afternoon when he was hit by a train on the line that covers the Oviedo-Siero route, in La Corredoria. The causes of the event that occurred shortly before eight o’clock in the afternoon at the height of the La Malata park, when Pelayo Novo was run over by the train that covered the Renfe metric gauge line between Oviedo and Siero, are being investigated. The 112 Asturias received the alert call at 7:55 p.m., which notified the Urgent Medical Care Service (SAMU) and the National Police, which took charge of the case, according to The New Spain.

Novo trained as a footballer at Real Oviedo and always had the affection of the blue fans. During his football career he has also played for Elche, Córdoba, Lugo, the Romanian Cluj and Albacete. Precisely in the Albacete club, Novo was the protagonist just five years ago when he was an Albacete player and before playing the match against Huesca in El Alcoraz he suffered a fall from the third floor at the hotel where the Albacete team was staying and caused several fractures. He had to be urgently transferred to the Lozano Blesa University Clinical Hospital in Zaragoza, where he underwent surgery.

After that accident he had to give up football, although he recovered, but he was left in a wheelchair. After almost two months in the hospital and a long recovery process, he had found a new sports motivation in wheelchair tennis. In fact, he was currently ranked 12th in the ranking.

In fact, he was so involved with this sport that he was part of the board of the Asturias Tennis Federation and continued to be linked to the club or the one where he trained as a footballer, being the captain of the Real Oviedo Foundation.

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