CLEARWATER, Fla. - (AP) The son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was seriously injured in a car crash Sunday night, police said.
A Toyota Supra driven by Nick Bollea was traveling at a high rate of speed at approximately 7:30 p.m., Clearwater Police spokesman Wayne Shelor said. Bollea, which is Hogan's real name, lost control and hit a raised median. The car flipped around, and the back end hit a palm tree.
"The car was destroyed," Shelor said.
Bollea and an unidentified male passenger were extricated from the car by paramedics, Shelor said. Then they were airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Their official conditions were not immediately available, but Shelor described the injuries of both men as serious.
The crash occurred on State Route 60, a main drag through downtown Clearwater. The road had to be shut down in both directions for several hours, Shelor said.
Alcohol is not believed to have played a part in the crash. The crash seems to have been caused by excessive speed, Shelor said.
Bollea appears on the reality TV show "Hogan Knows Best" with his father, mother and sister.
with that speed, it's a lucky thing no innocent persons were hurt. i hope he's ok.
nick should be more careful
let,s see how much of a big deal they make out of this
Okay guess I ain't first, but that looks very serious....Sad I hope he will be alright.
how many times rich kids gonna while out and crash?!
they need to listen more to slow down!
I hope he's alright. This is a serious thing to lose someone, when it could have been prevented if he would have drove carefully! Get well
WOW... MY PRAYS 2 DA FAMILY... GET WELL HOMIE
HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE: 8:40 AM MONDAY
Nick Bollea, aka Nick Hogan, is "ok" and out of the hospital after a serious car accident, according to TV personality Bubba The Love Sponge, but Nick's friend John Graziano is not.
Nick Bollea, better known as Nick Hogan and star on 'Hogan Knows Best', has been seriously injured along with friend John Graziano, who was the only passenger when Nick crashed last ***. Nick Bollea is the son of professional wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea.
The severe accident, which left Nick's car smashed and destroyed, also left Nick and John injured - but it seems Nick is "ok" - and John "needs our prayers".
Radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge wrote in his blog early Monday:
get well youngin,, slow that *** *** down next time.....
This kid should sign up to be John Singleton's driver....
Oaksterdampete: That is wrong...FUNNY! But wrong
Hmmm..judging by the look of that car are they sure he wasn't out there trying to street race??
Hulk Hogan been trying to convince his son to be careful when driving. I've watched "HOGAN KNOWS BEST" and he always trying to convince Hulk Hogan to let him get the car to drive. This dude isn't that old, he just looks like he's old but he's only like 18yrs. of age. He's kinda on the wild side anyway... but I hope when he heals he learns a valuable lesson.
THATS TO BAD, BUT I REALLY THINK THAT SOMEOBODY WAS HIGH..OR DRUNK..
i hope him and his friend is ok
I hope him and his friend are doing well!!! Best wishes to their families!
They said on the news that his son isnt in critical condition but his friend who was in the car. Still sad though.
Awww I love thier family. I hope everyone involved in the accident comes out well. Yea his dad and mom are always tellin him about his reckless driving, but i think this will definately have an impact on him.
Glad that Nick is OK. But when are these stars going to stop killing and injuring innocent people when they drive? Brandy, John Singleton, Stick leg *** Paris, Brittney Spears and now Nick.
***!! That's ridiculous. Real life is not a game of Need for Speed!!!!! You don't just come back with a new car and have to start over when you crash. He should have really took his actions into consideration cause could have killed himself, his friend, or an innocent person. My prayers go out to John! Get well soon!!
(Two miles per hour so everybody see ya)
Glad to hear that Nick is ok. He's one hell of a driver but he should save all the speed for the track. I understand the urge to speed but you gotta be smart about it. Much love and prayer to John.
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY
so sorry to hear this...I pray everything goes okay for him and he pulls thru with full recovery
That boy needs to give thanks because he is blessed to be alive!
allot of young people been in crashes lately geez....I pray he get better..
Hope he recovers okay. Ive peeped in on Hulks show a couple times on VH1 though and that kid loves speed.
You going to hell on a scholarship
I hope he will be ok..
I hope he pulls out of this..hopefully he will learn his lesson from this dumb move he made..hes a kid and kids dont realize how serious driving is..they still think of it as fun and games..I like the Hogans and I thought it was sad that Hulk and his wife were talking about getting a divorce..hopefully this will bring everyone together..he seems like a good kid, he did a stupid thing and god gave him a second chance..hope he doesnt *** it up..I also feel for the passenger, I hope hes makes it through
wow....i hope he okay he is a good kid
*hulk hogan's voice* "WHAT U GONNA DO WHEN MY SON NICK DRIVES WILD ON YOUUUUUUU?! CAR HAS HULK-A-MANIA COLORS! OK!
OH MY!! WHAT'S UP WITH ALL THESE TRAGEDIES HAPPENNING RECENTLY AMONG THESE CELEBS? HOPE HE GETS OUTTA THIS ONE FINE...WALKING,MENTALLY HEALTHY AND ALL..ACCIDENTS SUCH AS THESE CAN LEAVE PERMANENT DAMAGE OR WORST OF ALL DEATH!! HE'S SO YOUNG..WHAT A SHAME!! HOPE OTHER INNOCENT PPL OR PERSON WASN'T INVOLVED IN THIS!! MY CONDOLENSCES GO OUT TO THE HOGANS!!
That's Hulk's car that was crashed. Nick is a speed demon, but I hope he comes out of this alright.
Who gives a *** about this stupid spoiled white boy? I'm just glad he didn't kill anyone.
AWWWW!! I LIKE HIM.
HOPE HE'S OK. :(
White People Always Trying TO Drive Fast smh
Umm... he was NOT CRITICALLY injured. He was released today from the hospitol. His friend was hurt worse. But anyway I love him and his sister. They are both extra cute!
Awww..wow..I hope he will be o.***. Prayers out to the fam. =(
my heart goes out to him, the person he was with and his family but....
he *** have been speeding AND DRINKING
fux wrong with kids today?
hopefully this crash will make him inspired to do something w/ his pathetic life instead of just being the spoiled kid to someone famous. im sick of these hollywood brats goin around drinkin, druggin & wreckin cars & we're all supposed to sit here sad like we care. if he had a life this wouldna never happened. loser.
one of his friends called a radio station down here and said he was coke'd up.
This is a great example and reason why kids should always listen to their parents.I watched the TV series and one one episode Hulk Hogan told his son to not drive so fast or else he'll get hurt.He even showed him a graphic video of the consequences of speedy diving just so he can get it.I guess the only way you can learn is if ya get hurt.Its too bad it happened but you should always listen.
You know what, I"m glad that he's okay, but that's good for his Hamtaro lookin azz. Everytime you see that fool on Hogan Know's Best, he ready to speed race and do all kinds of dumb *** when he can't even really drive good. Well Nick, at least you missed that corny *** Summer Slam last ***.
whats good BklynRogue! I have to say that this season on Hogan Knows Best, Nick seems a little out of it..he used to be a spunky teenage boy always smiling and joking around with his dad and his sister..this season it looks like hes just laying around like a lump, on his cell phone all the time..he looks bored..these celebrity kids dont have the world at their feet..all they do is try to look for the next fun or cool thing to do..after you done did everything there is to do, you have to take it to another level..their days are full of boredom because they dont have jobs and dont go to school so they get mixed up in all this nonsense
He ain dead? Good. Ain NOBODY tell that boy tuh be runnin around his *** car full speedin he could of killed someone. You wanna be dangerous and irresponsible? Then be it but don't be coming runnin around ' i lost muh leg i lost muh leg ' *** boy don't listen. Good for him was bound to happen!
They know they was drinkin!!!
This is really dumb...i hope the critically injured guy is ok and survives. HULK u and ur wife did a lousy job raising ur kids...
I hope he okay, but he does race cars and he probably was driving too fast. I think they spend too much time worried about Brooke and not enough time with him.
That looks like a LIFE CHANGING ACCIDENT. I hope he learns from this, and he is able to recover.
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dumb *** white people always doing something stupid they love pain...***...haha
Didn't he get into an accident last year or was that his sister?
Actually Nick was blessed to walk away with minor injuries. He was released not long after and is standing vigil with his friend. The passenger is listed under critical condition. I live in the neighboring city where this all happened and it is notorious for car and motorcycle drag racing. Maybe now they will do something about it! My prayers go out to the family.
If he would have died, it'd be just one less stupid white boy! Hooray!!!!!!!!!! I'd LOVE TO BANG HIS SISTER THO!
I pray that God has mercy on your soul
MEDIA TAKE OUT, YALL GOT INFO (SH!T) MESSED UP AS USUAL, HULKS SON WAS SENT HOME, MINOR INJURIES, THE PASSENGER IN HIS CAR IS CRITICALLY INJURED.
***, THATS WHY NOONE BELIEVES YOUR STORIES.
wow..Hulk daughter was here in Washington st yesterday at the Tacoma Mall singing
*** Nick, thats messed up, hope u get thru it!
DAYUM...down haters, down...why the hell people referring to his race...Nick is just a wreckless stupid kid...most 17 year olds are...all be it, that kids are not doing the exact thing they still being stupid at 17 because they are teens...lets see
skipping school- stupid
disrespecting parents- stupid
unprotected ***- stupid
teenage pregnancy- stupid
dropping out of school- stupid
and soooooooooo on
and Nick driving like a bat out of hell- stupid
his stupidity has nothing to do with race...he's just a dumb kid.
hope you learned your lesson and get better soon Nick...by the way...im black and your race doesnt matter to me...be safe son.
I WATCH THIS SHOW ALL THE TIME AND I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THIS KID.
Sad to hear, but at the same time he needs to slow down. I bet'cha he was trying to be "cool" around his friends or something by speeding *** *** lol... NICK that was a reeeeeeeal smart move my friend, real smart (sarcasim).
I agree with Mocha_Love 100%. I am praying for him and his family.
What's up with white boys and speed? Its like risking your life is fun these days. I hope Nick gets better soon. SLOW IT DOWN NICK BEFORE I GET HOGAN ON YOUR ***!!!
Really sad...but the ironic thing is that Hulk Hogan, on an episode from the first season of Hogan Knows Best, actually took this kid to the highway patrol when he found out that he burned rubber out of the driveway, and made him watch a video that showed dead kids from high speed and DUI accidents. He turned right around and almost killed himself doing precisely what he was warned not to do. Dumb *** kids. Birth control is a beautiful thing.
Why do white people love to car race I believe they be high and drunk. But I hope he get well though. But dang why can't people act like they have sense when they drive. Don't he know he could have kill someone else. He could have killed someone else that's why now days you have to drive for yourself and everyone else. Because people don't know how to drive its said I tell you they also need to put everyone in Jail who be race driving on the roads especially going the rate he was going.
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Thank you Halle! I thought they said he was ok!
Gosh MTO just fire all of your reporters and spell checkers =_=
when Hulk gets his hands on Nick, he's gonna wish he was still in that hospital!! Hulk has told him a million times to slow the *** down behind the wheel and if u watch that show, u know, Hulk does NOT play with his kids!!!
divascorpio is on point. I watched the 2nd season of the show and Hulk Hogan actually punished him for driving at excessive speeds by taking away his license. He's always trying to be tough, and now his friend has to suffer.