(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin dies from injuries in Dakar rally crash

The 52-year-old, who was taking part in his fourth Dakar rally, had undergone neurosurgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma after the crash in Saudi Arabia.
Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:07 PM IST

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin has died five days after crashing during the seventh stage of the Dakar rally, organisers said on Friday.

The 52-year-old, who was taking part in his fourth Dakar rally, had undergone neurosurgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma after the crash in Saudi Arabia.

"During his transfer by medical plane from Jeddah to France, Pierre Cherpin died from the injuries caused by his fall during the 7th stage from Ha’il to Sakaka on Jan. 10," organisers said in a statement.


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