Replacing a helmet after a crash
Hi people, apologies for not having done a google search but don't have time at the moment. It may be a stupid question but my wife was run down by a driver on her velo last week (still in Hospital with a nasty wound but miraculously nothing broken).
Is there advice from helmet manufacturers that following a crash where the head has hit the floor then the helmet should be replaced? Her head seems to have only lightly hit the floor as there is only a small mark but better to be safe than sorry. I know the motorcycle helmet manufacturers recomend that helmets are replaced after a crash so why not bicycle?
Need to know so I can claim on the house contents insurance and get her all sorted with new kit - thankfully she has not been put off by this despite only having had the bike 6 weeks which I bought for her 40th Birthday and which is now completely destroyed due to driver carrying on driving with the bike underneath the car for 12mtrs!!!! Reported for due care and careless with a recommendation from the police who attended that she is took on for dangerous driving once all witness statements have been taken....
Phew....time it took me to type that I could have probably answered my own question but hey ho