Former WWE Star Injured In North Carolina Motorcycle Wreck
Posted on May 20, 2011
A former WWE star and his girlfriend has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in North Carolina this week. The man is now under investigation for DUI.
Professional wrestler Shane Helms, known in the ring as The Hurricane, and his girlfriend are recovering at a hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident that took place this weekend. A witness has told new sources that the couple was at a restaurant in Smithfield until about nine in the evening and that Helms was drinking alcohol before they left on his bike. On their way home, Helms allegedly ran a stop sign and drive the bike through a chain link fence before wrecking.
Both were seriously injured in the accident but are expected to make full recoveries. Helm broke his leg, nose and ankle, dislocated his jaw, and received 200 stitches. His girlfriend, Karen, broke her neck. Both were airlifted from the accident scene.
North Carolina Police are currently investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the NC motorcycle accident. A blood sample was taken from Helms at the hospital, and police are awaiting test results. Currently, no charges have been filed against the wrestling star, who remains in the hospital with his girlfriend.