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Shock in the Dakar: Spaniard Carles Falcón dies after serious accident

Shock in the Dakar: Spaniard Carles Falcón dies after serious accident

Shock in the Dakar: Spaniard Carles Falcón dies after serious accident

The Catalan pilot Carles Falcón died this Monday as a result of the injuries suffered last Sunday the 7th when he fell in the second stage of the Dakar, a fall for which he had to be revived by the race’s medical services after losing his pulse.

The TwinTrain Racing Team explained this Monday in a statement that the neurological damage caused by the cardiorespiratory arrest at the time of the accident” was “irreversible”, after the driver suffered cerebral edema and fractured the C2 vertebra in the fall. in addition to fracturing five ribs, the left wrist and the clavicle.

After the accident suffered on the stage between Al Henakiyah and Al Duwadimi and which forced the pilot to be admitted to a hospital in Riyadh since Monday the 8th in the morning, the motorcyclist was repatriated to Spain last Friday in a medical plane and was He had been admitted to the ICU since then in critical condition.

TwinTrain Racing Team highlighted in the text that “Carles was a smiling person, always active and who passionately enjoyed everything he did, especially motorcycles,” in addition to adding that he died “doing something that was his dream, racing the Dakar.” ” and that “I was enjoying it,” because “I was happy on the motorcycle.”

“We must remember him for his smile and for the happiness he generated in everyone,” said the statement, which stated that despite being a computer engineer by training, he was a motorcycle instructor and motorcycle travel guide “out of passion.” The text asked “that the privacy of the farewell events that will take place in the coming days be maintained” and thanked them for their understanding.

Last Friday, the team itself stated that it had been repatriated to Spain, where the doctors were going to perform “new tests” as established by the “protocol”, since the pilot needed to undergo emergency surgery for the C2 vertebra, although the intervention It was postponed last Wednesday because the “priority” was to reduce the cerebral edema.

Before his return to Spain, Falcón was admitted in an induced coma in the Riyadh hospital from early last Monday until this Friday, whose medical services authorized his transfer to Spain on Wednesday the 10th.

Falcón, from the Original by Motul category, fell at kilometer 448 of the second stage special and, alerted by a pilot who was following the motorcyclist, the organizers sent a helicopter, whose medical service attended to the motorcyclist, seriously injured after falling. with his head on the ground.

Source: Elcomercio

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