Hulk Hogan’s son Nick Bollea and a friend were both in serious condition after a high-speed crash Sunday evening. People reports:
Bollea, who was featured with the rest of his family on the pro wrestler’s VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best, was driving his yellow Toyota Supra down a four-lane highway in downtown Clearwater, Fla., when the car’s rear tires hit the raised median, police said. After fishtailing for several seconds, the car slammed into a 25-foot tall palm tree. “His car inexplicably left the road,” Clearwater Police spokesman Wayne Shelor tells PEOPLE, “and it was totally destroyed upon impact.” The cause of the crash is unknown, although police believe the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. “We don’t know exactly what happened,” says Shelor, “but we are investigating.” Bollea, 17, and his male passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle using the “jaws of life.” They were placed on a Medivac helicopter where they were flown seven minutes to nearby Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
TMZ has a follow-up stating that Hogan was immediately at the scene of his son’s crash:
A frantic Hulk Hogan got right to the scene of his son’s extremely serious car crash last night, just moments after it happened. WFTV Orlando shot footage of the wrestler — clad in his usual tank top and bandana — talking with paramedics before his son Nick and his as yet unidentified passenger were airlifted to a nearby hospital.
TMZ also reports that Nick was discharged this morning, which is awesome news and let’s hope his friend pulls through too. Now if only they’ll tell the real story, that it was the Hulkster that got them out and not the jaws of life. Because, seriously, if you watch the show, Hulk is definitely the kind of dad that would wrestle a submarine for his kids. And he’d win too. Using only his moustache.