Sport Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after railroad collision

15:55  17 june  2017
15:55  17 june  2017 Source:   theScore

Former UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck collides with train

  Former UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck collides with train Hughes was involved in a car accident on FridayAccording to numerous reports, Hughes was the person injured in the accident when his truck was struck by a moving train around 10:30 a.m. this morning.

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been stabilized at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois after his truck collided with a moving train Friday. Illinois State Police confirmed to ESPN's Brett Okamoto that Hughes drove his truck across a railroad crossing and a moving train

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been stabilized at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois after his truck collided with a moving train Friday. Illinois State Police confirmed to ESPN's Brett Okamoto that Hughes drove his truck across a railroad crossing and a moving train

  Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after railroad collision © Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC / UFC / Getty

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been stabilized at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, after his truck collided with a moving train Friday.

Illinois State Police confirmed to ESPN's Brett Okamoto that Hughes drove his truck across a railroad crossing and a moving train collided with the passenger side of his vehicle Friday morning. Hughes was subsequently airlifted to hospital.

UFC president Dana White said Hughes suffered head trauma as a result of the crash.

The hospital released a statement Friday evening:

Former UFC fighter and Hillsboro native Matt Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the noon hour on Friday, June 16, 2017. The HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Team stabilized him and continues to help him in his recovery.

Hughes' family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. They ask that you keep Matt in your thoughts and prayers.

Hughes was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010 and retired from mixed martial arts in 2011.

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