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Jonathan Oquendo Could Be Facing Charges Over Crash

By Rey Colon

Jonathan Oquendo, the WBO's number one ranked super bantamweight, could be facing criminal charges following the death of his girlfriend, Melanie Miranda. Last weekend, the two of them were involved in an accident while riding on an ATV. They collided with another vehicle and both suffered injuries. Oquendo broke his right elbow and suffered several minor injuries, while his girlfriend slipped into a coma and days later the doctors declared her brain dead before turning off the life support.

According to sources, Oquendo was driving the ATV on a road which doesn't allow these type of vehicles. And, neither Oquendo or his girlfriend was wearing a helmet, elbow pads or other forms of protection as required by law.

The injuries forced Oquendo to withdraw from his undercard bout on the Juan Manuel Lopez-Orlando Salido undercard on March 10th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fistic on 02-26-2012

[QUOTE=Hallaqsillaq;11821546]There's a general lack of discipline permeating all aspects of PR culture, no matter what social status. No one likes to follow the law, no one wants to be courteous or respectful or mindful of others... It's sad, but true.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Fistic on 02-26-2012

Sad event... I personally would not want to receive treatment at a hospital in PR. Unfortunately, in an emergency like this, you have no alternative. Thruth is that medicine in PR is severly behind the curve and many lives that…

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 02-25-2012

Horrible story, RIP Melanie. Man everytime I go to PR i always see dudes flying on ATvs on the streets with no headgear, EVER. Well heres the result.

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 02-25-2012

[QUOTE=JoelRa79;11821516]A few days ago my wife asked me how come there arent near as much famous puertorrican athletes as there used to be, my answer, very simple, lack of DISCIPLINE. Everyone wants to be rich and famous but no one…

Comment by JoelRa79 on 02-25-2012

A few days ago my wife asked me how come there arent near as much famous puertorrican athletes as there used to be, my answer, very simple, lack of DISCIPLINE. Everyone wants to be rich and famous but no one…

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