Nicky Hayden was involved in a serious collision with a car today, while training on his bicycle along the Rimini coast.
Hayden was riding his bicycle when an incident with a Peugeot saw Hayden struck by the car, resulting in the former MotoGP champion hitting the car’s hood and breaking through its windshield.
Details are light at this moment, but Hayden is said to have serious injuries to his chest and head from the crash. We will report more information as soon as we have it, and can verify its accuracy.
Updates on Hayden’s condition appear after the jump. This story was last updated on Monday, May 22nd at 11:03 AM.
UPDATE – Monday, 11:03 AM: Nicky Hayden passed away today a 7:09 PM local time. He was with his family and friends.
UPDATE – Friday, 11:02 AM: Because of reckless reporting and fake news stories, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena released a statement today that states that Nicky’s physical condition has not changed and remains extremely critical.
UPDATE – Thursday, 12:30 PM: Another update from the Red Bull Honda WorldSBK team:
The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team would like to share the latest news on Nicky Hayden.
As well as having his fiancé Jackie by his side, Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States earlier today. Below is a statement on Nicky’s condition from the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy.
“Nicky Hayden’s clinical condition remains extremely critical. The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Bufalini hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage. The prognosis remains reserved.”
UPDATE – Thursday, 12:24 PM: Though Nicky’s condition has not changed through the course of the night, the Red Bull Honda WorldSBK team has released the following statement this morning:
Following the incident, Nicky was treated on site by medical staff and then taken by ambulance to a hospital near Rimini for immediate treatment. Once Nicky’s condition was stabilised, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Members of Nicky’s team and his fiancé are with him in the hospital.
We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and messages of support and the assistance of emergency and medical services. Once an official statement regarding Nicky’s condition is released by the hospital or Nicky’s family, a further update from the team will be issued.
UPDATE – Wednesday, 8:51 AM: Hayden has been transferred to Bufalini Hospital in Cesena near Forli, in order to see head and trauma specialists at that hospital. His condition is said to be very serious, but stable.
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