Champion Dies at 35 After Major Collision

May 22, 2017May 22, 2017

Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP World Champion and professional motorcycle racer, passed away at age 35 after being involved in a major collision.

On Wednesday May 17th, Hayden’s accident took place resulting in the rider being put on life support. He was riding a bicycle, which collided with a car in Italy.

The hospital released a statement confirming his death on Monday:

“The medical college has confirmed the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, recovering from Wednesday May 17 in a hospital intensive care unit of Cesena Bufalini as a result of serious multiple injuries occurred on that date.”

Other news sources including ESPN, BBC Sport, and Motofire also confirmed the sad news.

Hayden won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006 and many consider him to be a 'motorcycle legend'.

Later in the week of the tragic accident, fake news articles were circulating claiming the motorcycle rider already passed away. However, the family confirmed that the news was not true, and at the time, they were very hopeful that he would make a recovery.

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