[This is copied from Salvatore Licitra's official website:]
Dear friends of Salvatore Licitra,
Here is to inform that Salvatore Licitra suffered a severe traffic accident late Saturday night, August 27, in Modica (Ragusa, Sicily). He was brought to Garibaldi di Catania hospital where he had surgery and is treated for his serious injuries.
[Later news reports say that he ran into a wall while riding his Vespa. He was not wearing a helmet.
For continuing news about Salvatore Licitra's condition see his website.]