Scots cyclist dies after breaking neck in crash in Spain
John Telfer, from East Calder in West Lothian, died after a smash in Alicante.
A Scots cyclist who was left fighting for his life in a crash in Spain has died.
John Telfer, of East Calder in West Lothian, broke his neck in two places after the fall in Alicante in May.
The retired lecturer was brought home by air ambulance after £25,000 was raised in an appeal but the 57-year-old has now died following a battle with infection and respiratory issues.
His son Gregg said: "It was my father's choice to not accept further ventilation due to complications.
"Although the last six months have been the most testing that any family should have to go through, we are still grateful and proud of his character, determination and attitude from sustaining the initial injuries through attempted recovery periods until his passing."
Mr Telfer was in a coma for two weeks and had pneumonia following the ordeal.
His son added: "My dad has been taken from us in a horrible manner but he was injured doing something he loved.
"This is the only comfort I can take from the situation, along with knowing he is no longer in pain and suffering but at peace with other lost family members."