News reports from various overseas sources report the Kentucky Kid was rushed to a hospital in Rimini, Italy, following a collision with a car in which he suffered serious head and chest trauma. The 2006 MotoGP champ is reported to be in serious condition.

Rimini Today reports that after being center-punched by a Peugeot at an intersection on Ca ‘Raffaelli, in the territory of Misano Adriatico, Hayden was stabilized on site, then transferred to the Fermi di Rimini with “the highest gravity code”, and then because of his extremely critical conditions was transferred to the hospital.