Pierre Cherpin Biography — Wiki
Pierre Cherpin was best known as the French motorcycle rider who was reportedly died five days after being involved in a horror crash during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, organizers said on Friday. The amateur, who was taking part unassisted in his fourth Dakar rally, had undergone neurosurgery and was placed in a medically induced coma after the crash in the Saudi Arabian desert.
‘During his transfer by medical plane from Jeddah to France, Pierre Cherpin died from the injuries caused by his fall during the seventh stage from Ha’il to Sakaka on January 10,’ organizers said in a statement.
Pierre Cherpin Age
Pierre Cherpin was 52 years old at the time of death.
Obituary: Pierre Cherpin Death and Cause of Death
‘The driver crashed at km 178, around 1:00 pm. Doctors found him unconscious when they reached him by helicopter. Taken to Sakaka’s hospital, the medical report revealed a severe head trauma with loss of consciousness’, they continued.
Pierre Cherpin was the first fatality this year in an event that has claimed many lives since the first Paris-Dakar rally was held in 1978. Two motorcycle riders died after falls in last year’s rally, Portugal’s Paulo Goncalves during competition and Dutchman Edwin Straver some days later as a result of his injuries.
The famous endurance event takes place over two weeks with 322 entrants taking part in a wide range of vehicles including bikes, trucks, cars and quad bikes.
PIERRE CHERPIN PASSED AWAY
During his transfer by medical plane, Pierre Cherpin died on Jan 14th from injuries caused by his fall during the 7th stage.
— DAKAR RALLY (@dakar) January 15, 2021
What we know so far about Pierre Cherpin’s death
Organizers said Cherpin was found unconscious after being reached by the medical helicopter. After surgery, he was airlifted from Sakaka to hospital in Jeddah, from where he was being flown to the French city of Lille.
A two-time finisher of the event, that ended in Jeddah on Friday, Cherpin had been 77th overall on the eve of his accident.
‘I am an amateur, I don’t want to win but to discover landscapes that I would never have had the opportunity to see otherwise,’ he had said before the event.
‘Everything is exciting: riding the bike, living out your passion, getting to know yourself.’