Thursday, May 18, 2017
From The "This Crap Needs To Stop" File: Former MotoGP World Champion, And Current World Superbike Rider, Nicky Hayden, In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car In Italy While On A Bicycle Training Ride.
American World Superbike racer and former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden was hospitalized after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle on public roads today in Italy.
A translation of a report appearing in Italian at www.riminitoday.it said Hayden was riding with a group of cyclists at around 2:00 p.m. local time when he was struck by a car and suffered severe head and chest trauma. Photos posted with the article show a car with significant impact damage to its windshield and roof.
Read the rest here at Roadracing World.
Footnote: Imagine that; You race your whole career on motorcycles, upwards of 200 MPH, and it is an inattentive driver that finally takes you out - While on your friggin' bicycle!