Truck leader quits: “A life has been lost because of me”

The Dakar has shown its toughness beyond the purely competitive. During the day on Tuesday, the organization announced the death of an Italian fan, who was following the ninth stage within the route. At first, no further information was provided about what had happened, but finally a video revealed that this outcome came as a result of a hit-and-run that Loprais carried out completely involuntarily. The Czech was oblivious to what happened throughout the stage, in fact, the tragedy happened in the first kilometers of the special, and it was not until he arrived at the bivouac at night when met tragic news that left him visibly affected and now has caused his abandonment.

The pilot posted a video on his Facebook profile in which he looked overwhelmed, after knowing how the events happened. Despite the fact that the spectator, Livio Sassinotti (69 years old), got up after the accident, he immediately fell back and despite all the efforts made by the health personnel, finally He lost his life as a result of cardiac arrest. The outcome was so painful that despite having the leadership of the category in his possession, Loprais will not defend that position for the rest of the race.

The Czech ended up “devastated by the unfortunate incident” As reported by the organization and after supporting the authorities with the investigation, the result is that he cannot continue the race: “A human life has been lost because of me.” The weight is too unbearable to be able to continue competing and “the organizers of the rally join him in offering their condolences to the family and friends of the spectator”. Rest in peace.

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