Unfortunately from time to time some tragedy occurs in the Dakar rally. Yesterday, during the seventh stage of the Dakar 2016 died a spectator bolivian 63-year-old after being struck by the buggy of frenchman Lionel Baud, with the dorsal 409. The accident took place in the 82 kilometer of the special, and according to the press release from the organization, the spectator who died was “isolated” in the middle of the tour, so it is possible that he was encroaching on the track.
medical team from the organization could only confirm the death of this viewer. A helicopter of the bolivian authorities moved to the scene of the accident with the intention of carrying out an investigation into what happened. Lionel Baud, 48 years old, and natural Ambilly contesting the Dakar 2016, along with his co-driver Thierry Dezeiraud in 52nd position.
throughout its 38 editions, the Dakar has claimed 64 lives, 23 of them pilots. Since the Dakar is held in South america have died and six people. In the stage prologue we were on the verge of witnessing a great tragedy when the pilot Guo Meiling lost control of her MINI and ran over 11 viewers. Some of them were hospitalized with injuries of a serious nature, but there were no deaths.