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    Hogan Son Home After Car Crash

    Hulk Hogan is breathing a sigh of relief  about now.

    That's because his teenage son, Nick Bollea, was released on Monday from a hospital in Clearwater, Florida, and is now recovering at home, one day after a car wreck left the 17-year-old seriously injured and another male passenger clinging to his life.

    "My son Nick and a friend were involved in a car accident last night. Nick suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released from the hospital.  At this time, his friend, John Graziano remains hospitalized," said the pro-wrestling superstar's wife, Linda Hogan, in a statement.

    Wayne Shelor, a spokesman for the Clearwater Police Department, said Bollea was behind the wheel of a yellow Toyota Supra and driving at a high rate of speed at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday when he lost control on a four-lane highway in downtown Clearwater. The car's rear tires jumped a raised median, sending the vehicle spinning into a palm tree. 

    Firefighters on the scene subsequently extracted the men from the tangle of metal, and they were treated on the scene by paramedics before being taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in nearby St. Petersburg.

    Bollea's injuries were described as non-life threatening, while his friend, 22-year-old John Graziano, was listed in critical condition.

    Local station Tampa Bay News 10 interviewed witnesses who claimed the Hogan Knows Best star was racing a silver Dodge Viper at the time of the crash. 

    However, Shelor declined to speculate on the cause of the horrific accident, pending the outcome of an investigation. Authorities have also ruled out alcohol as a possible factor. No charges have been filed.

    Bollea is best known to tube viewers as Nick Hogan on VH1's popular reality series, Hogan Knows Best, on which he appears with his famous dad, mom Linda, and sister Brooke.

    The family said they're praying for a full and speedy recovery for Graziano.

    Added Linda Hogan: "Nick is currently at the hospital with John and his family.  His sole concern is for the well being of his friend. On behalf of my family, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with John and his loved ones."

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