What a sad news morning.
Nick Hogan, son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, was seriously injured in a car crash Sunday night, when his Toyota Supra crashed into a palm tree. Nick's car "inexplicably left the road," Clearwater, Fl. 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.
Nick, who's only 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. Nick is said to be in serious condition, while his passenger has been listed in critical condition.
Hulk and his family are reportedly in a private waiting room at the hospital, as Nick is being treated for "very serious, life-threatening" injuries. If you've ever watched Hogan Knows Best on VH1 you know how close this family is. Our hearts go out to them.
UPDATE: TMZ.com has confirmed that Nick was released from the hospital this morning.