Serious accident on the Dakar

Serious accident on the Dakar

The Dakar organization announced this Sunday that a serious accident had occurred during the second stage.

New drama on the Dakar. During the second stage of the 46th edition of the Dakar, this Sunday, between Al-Henakiyah and Al-Duwadimi (Saudi Arabia), the Carlos Falcon was the victim of a fall on two wheels. The Spanish motorcyclist was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition, said ASO, organizer of the legendary rally-raid. Resuscitated, the 45-year-old pilot is in stable condition.

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“At kilometer 448 of today’s special, at 3:52 p.m., Spanish motorcycle rider Carles Falcon (n°135) ​​suffered a fall, can we read in the ASO press release. Immediately informed by a pilot who was following him, the organization dispatched a medical helicopter which took care of the injured motorcyclist in a condition considered serious. He was airlifted to Al Duwadimi hospital. A complete report should be communicated to us in the coming hours. »

“The vital prognosis remains serious but it is stable”

The director of the Dakar, David Castera, indicated to The team that Carlos Falcon’s tête “would have hit his head on the ground”and add: “a medical team arrived 15 minutes after the accident was reported,” explains Castera. We had lost the pulse so we had to resuscitate him and we managed to get him going again. He is stabilized, we are in the process of giving him a scan. There is no apparent fracture but there was a strong impact. He is in Al-Duwadimi hospital, we will surely transfer him to Riyadh to carry out the necessary operations. The vital prognosis remains serious but is stable. »

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