Hulk Hogan sued by son Nick’s injured passenger

The inevitable has happened as the family of the critically injured victim of a street racing crash involving Hulk Hogan’s son Nick filed a lawsuit. 

The family of John Graziano filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Hulk, his estranged wife Linda, his son Nick and another man with negligence, the family’s attorney said.

The lawsuit filed in Pinellas County, Fla., by John Graziano’s family cites one count of negligence against Hogan’s son, Nick Bollea, three counts of negligence against Terry Bollea (Hogan), one against Linda Bollea (Bollea’s mother and Hogan’s wife) and a final count against Daniel Jacobs, the driver of the Dodge Viper that Bollea was racing.

Tampa Bay channel 10 reports that Clearwater, Fla., police said the Aug. 26, 2007, crash happened when Nick Bollea crashed his 1998 Toyota Supra while street racing against a silver Dodge Viper driven by a friend.

Bollea was reportedly driving faster than 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Bollea’s passenger was the 22 year-old Marine John Graziano, who was not wearing a seat belt.  Graziano was critically injured, suffering serious head wounds which will require medical care for the rest of his life according to his family.

The Graziano family contends in their lawsuit that Hogan and Linda Bollea should have known that their son was a reckless driver, and were also aware that their son was drinking on the day of the crash.

Bollea faces a felony charge of reckless driving with serious bodily injury. In November, his license was suspended for six months for allegedly having a blood alcohol level of 0.055 percent as a minor at the time of the accident, said Ann Nucatola, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.

Bollea was also busted by police in April 2007 driving 106 mph.

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