By Nigel Wynn
A 60-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with the hit-and-run incident that left Paralympic champion cyclist Simon Richardson with life-threatening injuries.
Richardson was airlifted to hospital on August 17 after being struck by a van on the A48 at Crack Hill near Bridgend, South Wales. He was initially diagnosed with fractures of the spine, a broken pelvis and a broken breast bone and placed in intensive care for two weeks.
The driver, from the Vale of Glamorgan, has been charged with drink driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident according to BBC Wales. He is scheduled to appear before magistrates on December 7.
Richardson was released from hospital in early September. It is expected for him to take up to a year to fully recover from his injuries.
Richardson won two golds and a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. The accident has ruled him out of defending his titles at the Games in London next year. He was awarded an MBE in 2009.
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