The regretful news of a racer's death was recently announced, as his injuries led NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to address the young man on social media and ask for prayers. 35-year-old Nicky Hayden, World Superbike racer and MotoGP World champ, was training in Italy with a large group of cyclists when he was struck by a vehicle, forcing him to be thrown onto the hood of the car and into the windshield.
"The Kentucky Kid" was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, undergoing various surgeries, although updates revealed the racer acquired "severe pelvic, abdominal and head injuries." It was with a heavy heart that the news of the young man's death spread on Monday morning, prompting Motorsports.com to release a heartfelt obituary for Hayden.
Fox Sports reported, "The hospital released a medical bulletin on Monday announcing the death, having said last week that Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries."
While addressing the racer's admirable career and incredible achievements, the beautiful tribute reported,
"Hayden had set himself the target of becoming the first rider to win titles in both MotoGP and World Superbikes... After a life spent fully and passionately emerged in the dangerous world of two-wheel motorsport, it was a cycling accident that ultimately claimed the life of the Kentucky Kid. Struck by a car while cycling in Italy days after the Imola World Superbike round, Hayden succumbed on Monday to the injuries he sustained in the accident."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. responded on Twitter to the devastating news.
Saddened by the news that Nicky Hayden has passed. Honored to have met him. My heart goes out to his family and friends across the world.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 22, 2017
We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to Hayden's family and friends during this heartbreaking time.
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