Another death on the Dakar

Another death on the Dakar

Victim of a heavy fall during the second stage of the Dakar on January 7, Spanish motorcyclist Carles Falcon died.

The terrible news broke on Monday. Victim of a terrible fall eight days ago at kilometer 448 of the second stage of the Dakar, just 22 kilometers from the finish, Spaniard Carles Falcon died. An announcement made by its TwinTrail team. He was 45 years old.

Resuscitated at the scene of the accident by the race’s medical staff, the Iberian motorcyclist, suffering from a fracture of the C2 vertebra, was placed in a coma then urgently operated on at Riyadh hospital in order to reduce cerebral edema. Repatriated to Spain last week, he passed away to his loved ones in recent hours.

More than 70 dead on the Dakar

« Carles left uswrites his team in a press release. Doctors confirmed that the neurological damage caused by the cardio-respiratory arrest at the time of the accident was irreversible. Carles was someone smiling, always active, who passionately loved what he did, especially on a motorcycle. He left us doing what was his dream, participating in the Dakar. »

Since 1979 and the creation of the Dakar, more than 70 people have lost their lives during the benchmark rally-raid.

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