The tragedy returns to fly over the Dakar and the staff Hero after the intense accident that the pilot suffered Chunchunguppe Shivashankar Santosh, ‘CS’, within the fourth stage of the rally, which began on January 2. The most recent info on the state of well being of the Indian signifies that he’s in induced coma after extreme harm with which he arrived on the hospital.
Round kilometer 135, Santosh had a harmful fall at 11:45 a.m. native time, in an irregular and cobbled space. “The pilot was rescued instantly, positioned within the fingers of the Dakar medical service and transported by helicopter to the Al Duwadimi Outpost Medical Put up “, they indicated from the race group, earlier than transferring it to the Riyadh hospital.
The primary medical report of the Hero pilot said that he suffered a “head trauma “and” to stop shaking “, thus guaranteeing the very best state of well being, he has been induced in a coma in a single day. Subsequent Thursday morning a scan can be carried out to study extra concerning the extent of the injury.
Santosh had the consideration of being the first Indian rider in historical past to race a Dakar, in 2015, and he has competed all of them since then, including seven participations, with a thirty fourth place as the most effective place, the identical wherein he was within the normal classification this 12 months.
An enormous scare for the Hero staff, who already final season suffered the tragic loss of life of its pilot Paulo Gonçalves, so the accident has introduced again the worst reminiscences within the Indian staff.
“As we speak has been an emotional and sophisticated day for us, as a result of on the similar stage we misplaced Paulo final 12 months in the wrong way. Many feelings. Santosh had an unsightly accident immediately and is in hospital. We want him a speedy restoration. We cross our fingers that he’ll come again quickly“mentioned crew chief Walff Fischer.