The French Pierre Cherpin, in an induced coma after a fall

According to Teledeporte, the pilot is undergoing surgery and his state is in a pharmacological coma to preserve his organs as much as possible.

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The seventh stage left new bad news and again in the motorcycle category. French rider Pierre Cherpin is hospitalized in a coma induced by a trauma to the head due to a fall this morning at kilometer 128 of the special, according to Teledeporte. The chain reported that the pilot is undergoing surgery and is in a pharmacological coma to preserve his organs as much as possible.

At the moment there is no more information about the Frenchman, who was helped by 'Chaleco' López and Juan Pablo Latrach before being transferred to a hospital in Sakaka. It is the second serious accident to occur in this edition of the Dakar, as the Indian rider CS Santosh Chunchunguppe, 37 years old and with the number 50, suffered an accident at kilometer 135 of the fourth stage of the Dakar. In the fall, the Hero pilot severely hit his head and suffered a head injury, which required the doctors treating him to induce a pharmacological coma to stabilize his condition as much as possible.



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