Bike champ in serious condition after traffic crash

Angel Nieto

Multiple grand prix motorcycle world champion Angel Nieto is in a serious condition after being involved in a traffic accident in Spain.

Nieto was riding a quad bike in Ibiza when he was hit from behind by a car and thrown from his vehicle.

The 70-year-old was conveyed to hospital with severe head trauma.

While there is no official word on his condition, local media reports suggest that he is currently undergoing surgery and his condition is serious.

Having competed in the grand prix motorcycling from 1964 to 1986, Nieto scored 90 wins during his career and secured 13 titles across the 50cc, the 80cc and 125cc categories.

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