Carles Falcon in serious condition after crash in Dakar

Spanish motorcycle racer Carles Falcon (KTM) was involved in a serious accident this Sunday during the second stage of the Dakar Rally, a 463-kilometer special stage between Al-Henakiya and Al-Duwadimi.

The pilot suffered from cerebral edema and a complicated condition. C2 vertebra fracture.

“Spaniard Carles Falcon fell on the 448th kilometer of today’s special at 15:52. Immediately at the signal from the pursuing pilot, the organizers sent a medical helicopter, which provided assistance to the injured motorcyclist, whose condition is assessed as serious. Falcon was airlifted to Al-Duwadimi Hospital,” the Dakar statement said.

Falcon competes in the world’s toughest raid for the second time after this in 2022, when he finished 68th in the motorcycle category.

The amateur pilot was put into a coma by doctors due to swelling of the brain and will be transferred to Riyadh after major surgery on the C2 vertebra.

“The idea is that between tonight and tomorrow they will be able to carry out the operation and, if it goes well, after that the only thing to worry about is swelling of the brain,” Carla Prat from the Twintrail Racing PR team said in a statement to Teledeporte. which Teledeporte reports. Europe Press.

“We are following with concern the information regarding the serious accident that Carles Falcon was involved in at the Dakar Rally. Assessing the reaction of the pilot who helped him and the organization, we hope that in the next few hours his evolution will be positive,” wrote Superior Sports Rabbit (CSD) on his official account on the social network “X”.

Information: Europe Press. Photo. Reuters.

Source: Aristegui Noticias