January 11th, 2013
12:37 PM ET

Third Dakar rally death in days prompts investigation

The Dakar rally - one of the toughest motorsports events in the world - was hit by a third death in just days when a French motorcycle rider was killed Friday following a collision with a Chilean police car.

Thomas Bourgin, 25, was on his way to start the seventh stage of the endurance race when he was hit by the vehicle in Chile, race organizers said. An inquiry has been launched into the incident which comes after the deaths Wednesday of two people following a crash between a taxi and a team support vehicle.

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  1. justeye

    Why isn't anybody crying to ban cars?

    January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin


      January 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LizzyV

    Stupid race. Frivolous French.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. justeye

    QQ less kevin.

    January 12, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |