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Nick Hogan's Crash Victim

Brother Critically Injured

In Car Accident

4/3/2012 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Graziano
It's one of the grisliest coincidences ever -- 5 years after Nick Hogan nearly killed his passenger in a car accident ... the passenger's brother is now in critical condition, after getting into a near-fatal car wreck himself. 

In case you forgot ... Nick Hogan was racing his sports car in Florida back in 2007, when he lost control and crashed into a tree. His passenger, John Graziano, is expected to spend the rest of his life in a vegetative state.

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Now John's brother Michael Graziano suffered an eerily similar fate -- getting into a serious car accident ... in which he was also the passenger. Even worse ... Michael was NOT wearing a seatbelt, just like his brother John.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the car Graziano was riding in -- a 1994 Volvo -- slammed into the back of a dump truck at 2:30 a.m.

Graziano was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center where he is currently in critical condition. The car's driver was also taken to Bayfront, though his injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

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1.

Mike L    

Give this guy the Darwin award. He see's what happens to his brother when you crash without a seatbelt, and this genius does the same damn thing!!! Wear a seatbelt you stupid idiot!!

744 days ago
2.

coco    

Can we get more news about The Situation and Shifty?

744 days ago
3.

tastincel    

scary/sad/creepy

744 days ago
4.

Keyser Söze    

So, after what happen to his own brother, the guy was still not wearing a seatbell?

No offense... but, seriously, it comes a point when you have to start blaming the passenger too, even if he was drove around by a sh*tty-ass driver. All of people, Graziano should have known better.

I feel sorry for his family, but for him directly? Not at all.

744 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Ok, sorry you're almost dead but didn't knowing what happened to your brother when he wasn't wearing a seat belt teach you ANYthing?

744 days ago
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Tammy    

It seems stupidity runs in the Graziano family. I hope Michael makes a full recovery. Furthermore, the family needs to let John go because being alive in a vegetative state is not really living.

744 days ago
7.

Tink    

How can you do that..not wear a seat belt...REALLY? You would think the first tragedy would change behavior, somehow something would be learned. Those poor parents. Hope he survives so they can rip him a new one, he deserves it.

744 days ago
8.

Melanie    

That poor family. I hope he pulls through this. And if he does I, and this may sound horrible, hope his mother beats the crap out of him. He saw what happened to his brother and what that did to his family, and the Hogans, so why would you do something so crazy like not wearing a seat belt in the passenger seat. And I included the Hogans because the driver should have insisted on him wearing a seat belt.

744 days ago
9.

Rebecca    

You think he would have learned to wear a seat belt because of his brother's accident. Some people never learn.

744 days ago
10.

Jac    

I know it's mean to say, but I don't care - they raised stupid kids. I hope the kid makes it out of this, and fairs better than his brother. You would have thought he learned something from his own brother's accident.

744 days ago
11.

Joshua    

To bad the driver wasnt loaded this time so you could sue and get paid for not wearing your seat belt

744 days ago
12.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Nick is a pos just like his Daddy.

744 days ago
13.

Clytemnestra     

I see so many deaths or near deaths because the person is not wearing a seat belt. These situations are so easily avoided, but they persist decades after seat belts were introduced. Maybe it's time to make it impossible to start the car until the seat belts are fastened.

744 days ago
14.

Fuck Celebrities    

No seatbelt?

Darwin's theory continues to hold true.

744 days ago
15.

Sabrina    

Eh, don't wear a seatbelt. We need to thin out the idiots from the gene pool.

744 days ago
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