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Nicky Hayden critically injured in bicycle/car collision

Posted By Wes Fleming, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UPDATE, 22 MAY 17: Unfortunately, Nicky Hayden has died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. This was confirmed by information released from the hospital where he was being cared for.

Our thoughts are with Hayden's friends and family as well as the entire racing world as we all mourn his loss.

Reference: ESPN story.

UPDATE, 19 MAY 17: Contrary to a news article making its way through social media, Hayden has not died. According to a statement from Earl Hayden, Nicky's father, the WSBK racer has not had surgery and is not in a medically induced coma, though he remains in critical condition. His mother Rose and brother Tommy are at his side in hospital.

American World Superbike racer Nicky Hayden has been critically injured in a bicycle-car collision in San Marino, Italy.

Photo courtesy of beIN Sports.

Reports are coming in fast, but not all of them are fleshed out. Some have said he's in a medically induced coma, others have not mentioned that. What is apparent is that he suffered severe head and chest injuries during a training ride when he collided with a Peugeot. He is currently (17 May 17, 3 pm Eastern time) in hospital in Cesena and may undergo surgery soon. Cycle World reports Hayden was transferred from Rimini to Cesena by helicopter.

Hayden, 35 years old, races for Honda and you can follow their Twitter feed (@HondaWSBK) for breaking news.

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