Tragedy has struck the racing community, and prayers are being asked on their behalf.
One of the greatest MotoGP riders in history and former champion, Nicky Hayden, was biking in Italy when he was struck by an automobile. Hayden immediately flew into the driver’s windshield.
Hayden was immediately transferred the Bufalini hospital in Cesena, Italy. They knew immediately that he had head and chest injuries, and was immediately placed into an induced coma.
The hospital released a short statement further explaining Hayden’s injuries.
“[Hayden] is still in the intensive care unit … [and] has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage. The prognosis remains reserved.”
Now it is being reported that Hayden has incredibly severe brain damage, and because of that is not able to undergo any surgeries at this time. Nicky is currently in critical condition.
Dale Jr., along with other members of the racing community, just made a desperate plea for help, asking people for their prayers.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 17, 2017
Nicky’s team also released a statement thanking everyone for their well wishes.
“Nicky Hayden was involved in an incident while cycling near Rimini, Italy yesterday afternoon. 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 fiancee 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.”
This is absolutely horrifying. Please pray for Nicky as he fights for his life in the ICU.