|The helmet was broken in four places- exactly what it’s supposed to do|
Bicycles have considerably less velocity. But, a crash can still kill. Late Saturday afternoon, I was only about 1.5 miles from home when the front tire fell into an unseen groove. In less than a second at ≈20 mph, I was on the ground. The photos tell the rest of the story. Fractured ribs and clavicle will take about 6 to 8 weeks to mend.
I hate to think what might have been the outcome without the Specialized helmet. I don’t know what your protocol is for blunt force trauma, but ice packs are probably the most effect immediate treatment.
|Another view of one of the major cracks of the Specialized helmet|
|My son commented that I now look like a cage fighter- or perhaps I went a few rounds with Mike Tyson|
|The displaced clavicle is pretty evident; hurts the most, but heals the fastest|