The Russian driver Andrey Karginov, at the wheel of one of the four trucks of the Kamaz brand, was excluded from the Dakar rally after running over a spectator and not stopping to give him help, according to the organization of the race.
The spectator, 60 years old and of South African origin, suffered a fracture of the femur before the impact of the truck and had to be transferred to the Ilo airport (Peru) to be taken to a hospital in Arequipa, also in Peru.
The accident occurred at kilometer 279 of the timed section of the fifth stage, which was played between Tacna and Arequipa, with a distance of 776 kilometers, of which 517 were of competition.
The victim was outside the area defined for the spectators that the organization of the race establishes for each stage.
At the time of the accident, Karginov was in third place in the general classification of trucks and was fighting alongside his compatriots Eduard Nikolaev and Dmitry Sotnikov for victory in the rally.