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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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16.

Durp    

Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb.

900 days ago
17.

jc126    

How does anyone NOT learn a lesson about wearing seat belts if their own brother is in a PVS partly because of not wearing a belt? A belt won't always save you or your body, but it helps, at least.

900 days ago
18.

obama'saracist    

wow I hope he dosent survive because we dont need idiots like this breading

900 days ago
19.

natasha    

sad and ironic and would he not learn from his bro not wearing a seat bealt?

900 days ago
20.

sparced    

Darwin Awards: Family Prize

900 days ago
21.

boricua4669    

Set the time counter ... another lawsuit is coming ! Sorry to say this, but they raised idiots ! He saw what happened to his brother and go in a car without wearing seatbelts ?!

900 days ago
22.

bunny    

That family is cursed.

900 days ago
23.

2idiots    

DAMN, not too smart but CUTE as hell!

900 days ago
24.

Jackie    

I was feeling really sad...UNTIL I read that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt...YOU F*CKING IDIOT.....How big of a warning do you need then your brother not wearing a seatbelt and now he's permanently brain damaged...WTF?...These poor parents, I can't imagine what they're going through.....and if I was them ...if that 2nd son turns out fine..I'D BEAT HIS ASS for being so stupid.

900 days ago
25.

cindy    

This family has a black cloud over them.

900 days ago
26.

tiff    

OK…I’m sorry to see anyone get hurt in a car accident but you are now reporting on the sibling of an individual who was completely unknown to the public until he was injured by the un-famous child of a former wrestler. Surely this is several degrees too far removed from an actual celebrity to be of any interest to anyone outside his immediate family and friends.

900 days ago
27.

Shayna    

Ugh, I feel sorry for the parents. It seems like Florida has a lot of street racing.

900 days ago
28.

keen    

these bros need to pick better friends!

900 days ago
29.

showsomesympathy    

Seat belts dont ALWAYS save lives or prevent injury 100 percent of the time. My best friend was killed in a car accident and he was wearing his seat belt. Ironically, seat belts can actually CAUSE injury in some instances. So,instead of being heartless and saying how you don't feel sorry for them or they had it coming, how about you don't say anything at all ? Both of these guys are my friends and i hope some of you will pray for their recovery. Thanks.

900 days ago
30.

arale norimaki    

The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.

900 days ago
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