• Aug 27, 2007
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More details have emerged about the accident that occurred yesterday in Clearwater, Florida involving Nick Hogan, the Hulkster's son, who was driving a yellow souped-up Toyota Supra with his friend, John Graziano. Police are still investigating the accident, though it appears drugs and alcohol were not involved. While the 17-year-old Hogan and his friend were both taken to the hospital yesterday, Nick was released this morning. Graziano remains hospitalized, and according to a statement issued by Linda Hogan, wife of Hulk and mother to Nick, her son is spending the day at the hospital with the Graziano family.

TMZ, our morally bankrupt yet lovable sister site beneath this big AOL umbrella, did some digging and uncovered that Nick has been charged four times for unlawful speeding since September 2006, despite having his license for just one year. Those charges, which include last night's accident, also include a violation for going 115 mph in a 70 mph zone, 57 mph in a 30 and 106 mph in a 70. The link to TMZ also contains a video of Nick doing a burnout in his brand new Viper in front of his mom last December.

We've included a gallery of images below showing the totaled Supra that were shot by Tim Boyles of Getty Images. We're not sure how either Nick or his friend survived the crash, as the Supra is completely destroyed behind the B-pillar.

[Source: TMZ, Getty Images]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have seen all of the shows and have watched Nick since he was 15 years old. He has always been a bit of a spoiled punk brat but his parents were blind to it, at least it appeared that way on the show. Even at 15 he had his own Supra and had high interest in cars. When he finally started driving and getting into pro drifting he seemed to mature a bit but he is still a 17 year old punk kid and that is what this accident comes down to. He was likely drag racing someone and just made a stupid mistake. I hope that his friend doesn't pay dearly for that mistake and I hope that Nick learns his lesson from this and stops driving like a punk. Maybe he'll stop acting like such a punk all the time too. Either way, his parents need to put the smack down on him and should make him pay for his friends medical bills with his own money or something.
      • 7 Years Ago
      After one, two tickets tops, my boy would be driving a
      Yugo. If at all. Maybe now some people will wake up.
        • 7 Years Ago
        After one incident of exceeding the speed limit like he has three times prior to this wreck, my parents would have taken mine and my brother's keys, sold the car, and we'd not be allowed to touch a steering wheel until we turned 21.

        There is no excuse for this. Youth doesn't excuse ignorance. Nor does wealth and fame.

        His parents are partially to blame, because they refused to do the right thing the first time he was caught speeding like an idiot. They also bought him not one, but two cars that should require a month's training before being allowed to purchase. They had all the right and opportunity to say "no, you're getting a more sensible car" and got him something slow like a Civic Si.

        Ultimately, however, they did not choose to speed around like an idiot. He did. He is responsible for this, as just because you have a Supra, STi, Evo, or any high performance vehicle, does not mean you have to drive like an idiot. He chose to be stupid, now his friend is in critical condition in the hospital, fighting to simply live.
      • 7 Years Ago
      is it really that interesting aand important to report about rich kid's stupid car crash on car enthusiast's web blog?!?!

      aren't there enough sites which cover everything about paris/lohan/richie and any other starlet (without apparent reason)
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a waste...of skin
        • 7 Years Ago
        I knew this was coming, Hulk bought Nick his first Supra at age 12 and modified it to make over 700HP, when I asked hulk if Nick drives, he told me he did drive it at 12 and the cops look the other way as they all know the Hulk. The kid was getting everything at such a young age... Nick is a member on supraforums.com supraman111
        • 7 Years Ago
        That kid shouldn't have been driving a Hyundai Accent, let alone a sports car like that.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Why on earth are you covering this? This is National Enquirer type material. I go to blogs to avoid this type of crap. Ditto for the one about the football player. Stick with car related articles and stay away from the celebrity gossip. Shame on you all. :-(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Although, there alway's will be: LOOSERS!!
      nissan240
      • 7 Years Ago
      i think the motor is still good
      • 7 Years Ago
      "115 mph in a 70 mph zone"

      Jesus Christ! I'm not going to sit here are say that i have never driven my car well above the speed limit, but i can guarantee you that if you got busted in Pa for going 45 mph over the speed limit you car would be impounded on the spot and you license would be gone for a year. I'm not even sure a lawyer on the level of Johnnie Cochran could talk out of that one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        115 in a 70 isn't anywhere near as bad as 57 in a 30. At least you can find open road on the interstate and do 115 without harming other people. 30mph zones are typically residential where you sure as hell shouldn't be doing 57.

        If I saw someone driving 57 in my hood they may find a nice brick, hammer, wrench, rake or what ever I happened to have in my hand at the time in their windshield. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      @HigherBe1ng

      Up until the mid 80's it was the Celica Supra, and then became it's own vehicle platform dropping the Celica name.

      Obviously, the vehicle abused by young Hogan is of much newer vintage. But it wouldn't be surprising if the reporter knew the Supra as the Celica Supra back in the day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is just plain stupidity on the kid's part. My first car was a Toyota Supra and I knew I had to respect it, the traffic around me and the local laws when not on the track (and even then to take things slow till I could figure out completely how the car behaved). What completely boggles my mind is that for whatever reason some people refuse to believe that even if they are in something as mundane as a corolla, they're in a machine that if handled improperly can and will kill them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the kid is 17...

      i know i would have got in trouble if i had an unlimited budget at that age. the end result is far to predictable. i would have been supprised had he made past 22 without crashing. its tough to blame him, he is just a kid who has had some drifting lessons.

      this is where the parents need to step in and not give their 17 year old a 600 hp death trap. at least fully cage that thing.

      i hope his friend doesnt have serious brain damage or some shit like that...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Any kid that age with that kind of money probably has the resources to hire a race driver to teach them how to drive well on a test track.

        Therefore, hopefully, he'd the the "speed-demon, need to test the cars limits" out on a place free of trees, pylons, poles, and pedestrians.
        • 7 Years Ago
        totally agree with you... its not his fault. I mean hell any 17 year old would take that car if it was given to him, and any 17 year old would try to push it to its limit
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems people are missing something very important to this situation; that is that the man (not a kid as Nick is) was in that vehicle well aware of what was happening and it is not Nick's fault that he is where his friend is, he made a choice to be where he was and without a seatbelt. He was suppose to be the mature one here in the vehicle and not counting on a 17 yr old like Nick. Nick could have been killed as well, this was not purposely by Nick. His family is a celebrity family, what do you think they are suppose to say and do under circumstances???? I would say they are holding up pretty darn well for all that crap that they are being put thru by everyone that only wants someone to blame for all this and that is Nick....come on his friend went along willingly, no one twisted his arm to be there. They should sue the jail for releasing of those tapes of their conversations....don't we have any privacy to speak our peace about anything. Who ever released those tapes are malicious trouble makers and should be sued for their damages to the Hogan family. Wake up to there is more than one to blame for this situation, not just Nick, also his passenger for going along with what was happening. Been there where the Hogans are, leave them alone. They are human beings people.....they aren't perfect. Are any of us??
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