Dakar racer Edwin Straver passed away

Dutch motorcycle racer Edwin Straver has passed away last night. Edwin Straver was involved in a crash during the Dakar Rally.


The 48 year old driver fell off his back during the Dakar Rally with a speed of 50km/hour during the Shubaytah to Haradh stage. During this incident he broke his neck.

The Dakar Rally medical team arrived quickly, but Edwin Straver didn’t had a heartbeat for almost 10 minutes already. He was taken to a hospital in Riyad by helicopter.

Moved to The Netherlands

Wednesday Edwin Straver was transferred to The Netherlands. After that he died the next day.

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