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Professional athletes love to play with their big boy toys every chance they get, but, unfortunately, many times those toys wind up getting the best of their owners; especially when the toy is a motorcycle. Well, add former WWE champion Randy Orton to that list after he broke his collarbone falling off his mean machine.
Randy Orton was involved in a motorcycle accident near his home Sunday night that could have ended his life were he not wearing a helmet.
Orton, who has only been riding motorcycles for a month, said he was riding around a sharp curve on a steep hill home when an oncoming car veered into his lane causing him to widen his turn.
Orton then struck a curb and was thrown from his bike. He collided with the ground, knocking him unconscious. In his words, Orton “bounced and rolled just under 300 feet, landing in a ditch.”
“When I came to, I knew I had rebroken my collarbone,” said Orton. “When the police and fireman got there, they asked me ‘Where’s the guy who was in the wreck?’ and I said ‘It was me.'”
Orton, who was wearing just shorts and a sweatshirt, only sustained the rebroken collarbone.
Shorts and a sweatshirt might sound like odd apparel for a motorcycle ride, but it still beats some of the other outfits he’s been caught in.
[WWE.com]: Randy Orton escapes accident with only a broken collarbone