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Rider falls from bike, car miraculously misses her

VIDEO - Tragedy avoided at Dakar, Czech rider Novotna crashes and car misses her by just a few centimetres

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An Odyssey like the Dakar is never short on drama. We've seen the Roma incident, Rodriguez's crash, that of Menzies' Mini and even Loeb's Peugeot ending up in a crater.

Fortunately, there were no serious consequences for those riders/drivers. This weekend also brought a serious incident for Gabriela Novotna. During the special from La Paz to Uyuni, the Czech rider crashed her bike and, as she was getting up, found herself in the path of a car.

Incredibly, the driver just missed the Husqvarna rider, before stopping and providing assistance. Novotna was fortunately unhurt, just shaken up. All's well that ends well.

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Translated by Heather Watson

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