Helmet destruction = brain okPosted on August 8th, 2011 No comments
You guys know I spent 5 years recovering from a TBI (traumatic brain injury) after being sideswiped by a road raging motorist in a truck. As a result I know more about recovery from a closed head injury than most MDs. I am pretty determined not to get another one.
This crash resulted in no brain injury and from my brain map done post accident, I did not even get a “brain slosh”.
My main point of impact was my right quad – it was the energy dissipation point. It looks like I should of had a slosh, but I did not. There was no rational force on the helmet, it was a flat hit and slide, no neck whiplash or soreness. I got really lucky as other parts of my body were the shock absorber.
I tagged my crash location on this post for anyone interested.
My helmet is now gone. Once they are “used” they no longer protect your head.
Cracking of foam inside helmet:
Helmets are disposable. Mine absorbed enough energy that I my brain was not hurt. It did the most important thing a helmet can do absorb impact and sliiiiiiiidddddddeeee on the road surface. More on that later.
Now I have to find a new one.
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