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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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31.

Scott    

Sadly, this family appears to be on the lower end of the gene pool-no seatbelt AGAIN? wtf

870 days ago
32.

Mona    

Sad, that family seems cursed.

870 days ago
33.

Eddie    

lol why bring nick hogan into this? he had nothing to do with it.

870 days ago
34.

Colette    

Two words: Natural selection.
I'm fine with both not being in the gene pool any longer. Mean, but I can't feel sorry for those who know better.

870 days ago
35.

Kris in NYC    

He clearly did not learn his lesson from his brother... WEAR A DAMNED SEAT BELT!!!! They are there for a REASON!

870 days ago
36.

1luv    

Wow!! Wear your seatbelts folks!!!

870 days ago
37.

ChloeMarie    

This isn't similarity it's natural selection...

870 days ago
38.

Laurin    

Florida is a bad state. All the worst s*** happens there.

870 days ago
39.

LadyN    

John is actually not in a vegetative state. He responds and is making progress. A vegetative state is when someone is totally unresponsive and basically just lying there unable to communicate or understand anything. Having said that, it's a shame that his brother didn't learn from John that not wearing a seat belt (and driving with crazy drivers) can be deadly. I hope Mike recovers but it may have been avoided if he just took the one precaution his brother didn't and buckled up!

870 days ago
40.

Silverado Mom    

Those poor parents. And what the heck is wrong with him that he chose not to wear his seatbelt?!!!!! I hope he recovers fully and soon.

870 days ago
41.

DahhTroll    

Sorry to hear of this , its awfult he way the Hogans treated this brother.even tryiotngot balcme theacisdnet on him. I feel bad for this mother whos had to go threw this twics.

870 days ago
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Silverado Mom    

To "showsomesympathy", you're correct about some accidents the seatbelts are not always helpful. But it is the law to wear one sweetie. And for good reason. There's been enough studies to show the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I'd imagine that since you know these two, that perhaps they felt compelled to POSSIBLY not wear theirs given what your friend's unfortunate cir***stances were? I don't know. But I think it would behoove you to encourage rather than discourage the seatbelt issue. Go talk to a CHP about it. See what he says. Just a thought. Be well, and yes, we will pray for his speedy recovery for you.

870 days ago
43.

JLo    

I guess the parents blew through the Hogan cash already. I don't feel sorry for them at all, they raised the idiots. Kids aren't born stupid, their parents teach them to be that way.

870 days ago
44.

Fuzzman    

So who is Nick Hogan?
Better, who are John and Mike Graziano?

870 days ago
45.

birdman    

Who the hell doesn't wear seat belts? SERIOUSLY WTF

870 days ago
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