Former World Champion racer in life-threatening condition after horrific accident

Nicky Hayden, the 35 year old former Moto GP champion, was in a terrible accident when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Italy. He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries where he remains in a medically induced coma, according to Fox Sports. The doctors believe he may require surgery to release pressure inside his skull, but were not comfortable operating until he was more stable. Autosport says that initial reports said that Hayden had suffered a cerebral edema and several bone fractures. The following day, the hospital reported that the situation has not yet changed.

Hayden, nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid,” won the 2006 MotoGP championship with Repsol Honda. He currently races in the World Superbike series.

Check Also

Formula One Monaco Grand Prix preview

We're in for an exciting weekend of racing, with the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Nürburgring 24 Hours all taking place. Further amping up the excitement this year is McLaren's decision to field a car in the Indy 500 and get its star Formula One...

If you’ve ever wanted to own a car from Elvis Presley’s acting days, now is your chance

10 of them have appeared on either the big or small screen.