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Barreda unconscious and run over after fall: serious accident in the Dakar 2023

Joan Barreda, a Spanish motorcyclist, was freed from a real tragedy this Thursday, who suffered a severe fall in the final stretch of the fifth stage of the rally after losing control of his vehicle.

The motorcycle fell on the Honda rider and hit him on the head, leaving him unconscious for a few moments when he was run over by Toby Price. However, despite everything, he was able to complete the race after his victory the day before.

“It has been a difficult stage. I had to open the track and up to the refueling point I met other drivers, we rolled together and got lost”, said the man from Torreblanca.

‘Bang Bang’ admitted that they lost a lot of time there and that the subsequent crash left him “somewhat confused”. “It was a rebound on camel grass, I went forward and the bike fell on top of me and hit me on the head”, he commented.

The accident “it was brutalSkyler Howes commented. “We had to stop for a few minutes to wake up Joan, who was unconscious. We were quite scared. Amazingly he and Toby were able to stick with us to the end.”, he narrated at the end of the stage. “He fell in front of me, I hit him on the back and he was lying on the groundPrice confirmed.

Barreda, winner of the fourth stage of the Dakar despite running with a broken toe on his left foot, thanked his teammates who assisted him in the fall.

Source: Elcomercio

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