Injured Biker Proposes at Crash Site
Wed Dec 31, 5:46 AM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. - As soon as a group of fellow bikers pulled the handlebars out of his abdomen after his motorcycle crash, Brian Shipwash wanted to do one more thing in case he died.
So he reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box, broken and blood-spattered, with a ring inside and asked Shandra Miller to marry him.
She said yes.
"I said, 'Shandra, the reason we were going to Pilot Mountain today was so I could propose,'" Shipwash said Monday while recovering in his room at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
"I said something like, 'I know this is not the best time in the world, but will you marry me?'"
Shipwash, 32, of Lexington, was riding his Harley-Davidson up Pilot Mountain on Sunday afternoon with Miller hugging his back.
As they came to a curve, Shipwash lost control, crossed the center lane and slammed into the side of a pickup. The collision sent the couple flying. The handlebars on Shipwash's motorcycle stuck 6 inches into his abdomen.
"I was crying at the time because of the wreck," Miller said. "But when I saw it (the ring), I just started crying even more."
Among those who stopped to help were about 10 bikers on Harley-Davidsons who pulled the motorcycle off Shipwash.
Shipwash suffered no injuries to any major organs, breaking his left hand and right leg. He was in good condition Tuesday. Miller, 29, also of Lexington, said she suffered only a sore knee.
Neither the pickup driver nor his four passengers were injured. No tickets were issued.
Hardcore, maybe, crazy bad timing? I'd say yes. Anybody else catch this "Neither the pickup driver nor his four passengers were injured." 1 driver & 4 passengers? In a normal pickup? Must be NC.:redflip
I am wondering if this rider was a newbie?
I am also wondering how he lost control on a two lane road, two up and crossed the center line to crash into the pick up truck.
I don't mean to flame the guy but there has to be more to this story.
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