Whilst at work on Friday a colleague on his bike was hit by a car.
He basically got flung onto the bonnet and headbutted the car's windscreen and bodywork. His helmet split and he was thrown back into the road. Fortunately he only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Now for the hornet part - the consultant has said that after he had a ct scan and all the rest done that the helmet, in his opinion, stopped serious if not life threatening injuries. Remember this is a senior consultant in the trauma unit.
This thread is NOT being posted for people to start arguing over helemts and their use but just for cyclists to sit and think about whether they put a helmet on or not when they next go cycling. I feel that without the helmet my friend and colleague might not be here today.
Please think hard about your choice when you next go out cheers folks.