Simone De Luigi, 18 year-old, had the worst in the tragic clash that took place on the night of Sunday 21 August 2022 near Rimini, in Italy.
Simone De Luigi, 18 year-old, had the worst in the tragic clash that took place on the night of Sunday 21 August 2022 near Rimini, in Italy. According to the first reconstructions, the boy was riding a Benelli 125 and was carrying a 16-year-old friend.
In a stretch of road where the lanes in each direction change from two to one, he would have tried a U-shaped invention, but was run over by a car moving towards Ravenna. The 18-year-old was transported by helicopter to the Bufalini hospital in Cesena for an extremely serious head injury.
Despite the great work and efforts of the doctors, De Luigi passed away on Monday morning in the intensive care unit. The 16-year-old underwent a foot amputation and is hospitalized in the same hospital with a reserved prognosis.
Young San Marino player dies in a tragic car accident
The news immediately aroused a lot of disappointment and a lot of condolences to the victim’s family members. Simone had already participated in the Davis Cup twice with San Marino, including about a month ago in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“We are incredulous. She was a promising young blue-white tennis player, turned 18 less than three weeks ago. A sunny and polite boy, able to enter people’s hearts. A student and a friend who will be terribly missed by all,” is the memory of the San Marino Tennis Federation.
“The fate of life is often unjust and cruel and a boy like you should never leave us like this in this way. You had found a passion in tennis that you carried on with dedication and a spirit of sacrifice, managing to take away your first satisfactions by burning the stages of your goals.
The future of San Marino tennis would certainly have been yours, I am sure, but for that mocking fate all this will not be possible from today,” are the touching words of the president of the San Marino Tennis Federation Christian Forcellini. Tennis World USA staff joins in condolences for this broken young life.