Friday, 27 August 2010

Mountain Biking = Helmets

Interesting piece on cycle helmets debating whether they are of use or not.

From the two mountain bike accidents we have attended this year and two the year before I would venture a layman’s opinion that at least 3 of those 4 persons are alive solely because of their helmets. In a crash situation the helmets deform and take the brunt of the accident rather than the skull; if you come off downhill at 40mph like those chaps well it's ‘Goodnight Vienna’ unless you’ve had the sense to wear one.

Normally the helmet is sent with the casualty to hospital in order that the surgeons can see exactly what happened to the casualties head and then work accordingly.

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