Hulk Hogan's son in car crash

BAD SMASH: Wrestler Hulk Hogan's son Nick, left, has been involved in a car crash.
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BAD SMASH: Wrestler Hulk Hogan's son Nick, left, has been involved in a car crash.

Hulk Hogan's teenage son has crashed his sports car, leaving a friend seriously injured.

Nick Bollea - whose father's real name is Terry Bollea - crashed his Toyota Supra in Florida on Sunday after losing control and smashing into a palm tree, injuring himself and putting his passenger in intensive care.

Nick, 17, has since been discharged from Bayfront Medical Center after suffering only minor injuries, but his friend John Graziano, 22, is said to be in a critical condition.

Clearwater police spokesman Wayne Shelor reported Nick's car had been driving at "a high rate of speed" when it "inexplicably left the roadway" and flipped around, causing its back end to hit a palm tree.

He added the car was "completely destroyed" and both Nick and Graziano had to be pulled from the wreckage and flown to hospital by helicopter.

Nick's mother, Linda Hogan, said: "Nick is currently at the hospital with John and his family. His sole concern is for the wellbeing of his friend. On behalf of my family, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with John and his loved ones."

No charges have been filed against Nick.

Hulk Hogan is considered by many to be the greatest wrestler of all time. He shot to fame in the 80s in the WWE - then known as the WWF - and appeared in a host of Hollywood films, including Rocky III and Suburban Commando.

Hulk and his family have recently been seen in reality TV show Hogan Knows Best.

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