The son of former Livorno Coach Davide Nicola has died this afternoon following a tragic road collision.
Alessandro Nicola, 14, was cycling close to the family’s home in Vigone, Piedmont, when he was run over and crushed by the rear wheel of a bus headed for Turin.
The boy sustained heavy injuries and was pronounced dead soon afterwards, with an investigation now having been opened into the incident.
Davide Nicola guided Livorno to promotion to Serie A in 2013 but was unable to prevent their relegation last season. He has since been replaced by Carmine Gautieri.
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