Honeymoon from hell: Newlyweds narrowly avoid deadly tragedy after motorbike crash on the way to their honeymoon
- Gold Coast newlyweds spent New Year’s Eve in hospital after near fatal accident
- They were grounded after their Harley Davidson was collected by a vehicle
- Janine and Shannon Clelland were about to head off on their honeymoon
- They were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital and are recovering well
- The bike was purchased when they first met and was used during their wedding
A newlywed couple has narrowly avoided a fatal tragedy after they were caught in a spectacular motorbike crash on the way to their honeymoon.
Experienced motorbike riders and Harley Davidson enthusiasts, Janine Clelland nee Swanborough and husband Shannon Clelland from Pimpama, Queensland were married on 21 December.
The couple were riding their beloved Harley Davidson on New Year’s Eve when they collided with a turning car on Bull Road and were sent to the emergency ward at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
The couple postponed the honeymoon and are saddened by the state of the motorcycle purchased when they met and used during their wedding ceremony.
Experienced motorbike riders, Janine Clelland nee Swanborough and husband Shannon Clelland from Pimpama, Queensland were married on 21 December
The couple were riding their Harley Davidson on New Year’s Eve when a gold coloured turning car on Bull Road collected the bike and sent them to the Emergency Ward at the Gold Coast University Hospital
The mother-of-three and her new husband were about to head off on their honeymoon before the near fatal accident.
Janine shared the news of the accident to Facebook and ‘Thanks god I have bloody big boobs – MY AIRBAGS.’
She was riding on the back of the bike when they collided with the vehicle in the morning and both flew off onto the ground.
They have found humor in the ordeal noting they started the new year ‘with a bang.’
A few bits of debris are all that remain of the historic bike which has since been written off.
Their bike had been through thick and thin and experienced countless memories with the couple.
Mr Clelland (pictured after the accident) underwent surgery in the hospital and both are on the road to recovery
The navy blue Harley played a crucial part during the couple’s intimate wedding.
Janine said: ‘Shannon suffered some bad injuries to his knees and broken wrist,’
‘I’m lucky as I only have a broken foot, soft tissue damage and bad grazing.’
Mr Clelland underwent surgery in the hospital and both are on the road to recovery.
During 2018 there were 44 motorbike fatalities in QLD, according to road safety statistics.
Their bike had been through thick and thin and experienced countless memories with the couple