Sport Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after truck-train collision

10:55  17 june  2017
10:55  17 june  2017 Source:   theScore

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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.

Similar from the Web. Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after truck - train collision - www.thescore.com. 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.

  Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after truck-train 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.

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Similar from the Web. Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after truck - train collision - www.thescore.com. 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.

Similar from the Web. Matt Hughes stabilized at hospital after truck - train collision - www.thescore.com. 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.

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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