Dakar Rally organisers confirmed on Friday that French bike rider Pierre Cherpin has handed absent following his crash in the course of the seventh phase final Sunday.
The 52-year-outdated, who was taking aspect in his fourth Dakar rally, experienced undergone neurosurgery and was put in a medically-induced coma soon after the crash in Saudi Arabia.
“All through his transfer by health-related airplane from Jeddah to France, Pierre Cherpin died from the accidents triggered by his slide during the seventh phase from Ha’il to Sakaka,” organisers mentioned in a assertion.
PIERRE CHERPIN Handed Absent
For the duration of his transfer by clinical aircraft, Pierre Cherpin died on Jan 14th from accidents induced by his drop through the 7th stage.
— DAKAR RALLY (@dakar) January 15, 2021
“The driver crashed at km 178, all around 1:00 pm. Health professionals found him unconscious when they achieved him by helicopter. Taken to Sakaka’s hospital, the medical report unveiled a intense head trauma with loss of consciousness.
“Urgently operated in neurosurgery, he had since then been stored in an induced coma, his ailment possessing remained stable above the previous number of times.
“He was airlifted from Sakaka to Jeddah’s clinic from in which he was heading to be transferred to Lille’s healthcare facility.”