Cipriani - 'I can't believe I'm not dead'
April 30, 2013
Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani out in town © Getty Images
Danny Cipriani has suffered memory loss as a result being knocked down in Leeds last week. He was taken to hospital after he was hit by a double-decker bus after he went on a pub crawl with team-mates.
"I can't believe I'm not dead," Cipriani told the Sun. "I'm very lucky. It's just beginning to dawn on me. This nearly had a different outcome entirely. Because of the impact, I've got a bit of memory loss.
"I do remember looking over the road where another bus was heading towards a stop, about 30 metres away. As I crossed I got past a parked car, presuming the bus was stopping on the other side. I realised it hadn't stopped and was about to hit me pretty quickly.
"It was like a reflex reaction, I managed to jump just before the impact so I didn't end up under the wheels. I think my survival instincts must have kicked in."
Cipriani's long-term girlfriend Kelly Brook has posted a video of her sitting with him to sharing site Keek in which she says "anyone that's considering going on a pub crawl this weekend I would say think twice".
Cipriani replies: "I wasn't on a pub crawl, I didn't do it," but Brook counters: "He was on a pub crawl."
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