19-year-old Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier dies after crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier, who suffered an accident on Saturday in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, died at the age of 19 on Sunday.

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier, who had an accident on Saturday in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, died at the age of 19 on Sunday, the promoter of the World Motorcycle Sprint Championship said in a statement. “Despite the efforts of the circuit’s medical team and all those who then took care of the Swiss driver, the hospital (Careggi, in Florence, where he had been transported, editor’s note) announced that Dupasquier unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, ”he said.

The Swiss had fallen in the dying moments of qualifying for the Moto 3 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. According to television footage showing only the end of his fall and statements from the other riders involved, Japanese Ayumu Sasaki and Spaniard Jeremy Alcoba, he was hit by at least one motorcycle, before sliding lifeless on the track. After forty minutes of intervention by rescuers, the 19-year-old Swiss “polytrauma and in serious condition” was transferred by medical helicopter to the trauma center of the Careggi hospital in Florence. He had undergone overnight “thoracic surgery for a vascular lesion,” according to AFP Carregi hospital in Florence on Sunday.

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