Nicky Hayden was involved in a major road accident which left him with severe pelvic, head and chest trauma while out on a cycling training session in Rimini, Italy.
The 2006 MotoGP World Champion was then transported to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena under their intensive care unit.
He is said to have suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage.
As most of you might already have heard, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion and current WorldSBK factory rider for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Nicky Hayden was involved in a terrible accident while training in Italy.
The 35 year old was out cycling with a few friends when a Peugeot struck him head on resulted in a violent crash with the car’s front end and windshield. The incident left him with severe pelvic, head and chest trauma before he was transported to the nearest local hospital in Rimini, Italy.
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Since then, Hayden has been receiving overwhelming support from family, friends and fans from around the world and his WorldSBK team has been sharing daily updates regarding his current condition.
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Yesterday, Hayden’s team released this:
“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.”
A few hours before that, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike squad released this:
“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.”
We here at Bikes Republic send our love and support to Nicky Hayden and hope that his condition will improve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Champ. #GoNicky