World champion Nicky Hayden Moto GP racing died after the accident

© AP Photo / Manu Fernandez Racer Nicky Hayden. Archival photoWorld champion Nicky Hayden Moto GP racing died after the accident© AP Photo / Manu Fernandez

American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden died in the hospital on a 36-m to year of life after the accident, reports the Agency «R-Sport».

The accident occurred on may 17. The athlete was hit by a car when he was riding a bike with friends near Rimini. The Hayden was diagnosed with diffuse swelling of the brain, within five days he was in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Nicky Hayden non ce l ha fatta. L’ex campione del mondo di MotoGP è venuto a mancare dopo 5 giorni di coma #SkySport https://t.co/dm97yRNMkn

— Sky Sport (@SkySport) May 22, 2017

The athlete was a world champion in road-racing in the MotoGP class in 2006. This season, Hayden played in the Superbike class.

Publication from Nicky Hayden (@nicky_hayden) May 16 2017 1:11 PDT

 

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