PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) - "I kicked my feet and waved my arms," said Justin Hipple. He couldn't move after breaking his back, three vertebrae and most of his ribs when he crashed his brother's motorcycle on July 1 around 12 a.m.
He had landed in some woods just 50 feet from a busy intersection. But no one saw him. And the next day, even though he could see tops of cars, no one saw him.
"We knew something was wrong," Tony Hipple talked about the day he realized something bad had happened to his brother Justin, 29, who had borrowed his motorcycle.
When he didn't come home Thursday night and didn't make it to work Friday, he and his sister hit the phones calling every hospital within a 100-mile radius.
He worried his brother had wrecked his motorcycle and was in a ditch somewhere.
That somewhere was within 50 feet of the busy intersection of Dumfries and Bristow Roads.