Woman's life saved by helmet after crash in Stanford le Hope

A WOMAN’S life was saved by her cycle helmet after a serious crash on a busy roundabout in Stanford le Hope.
The 30-year-old cyclist was in collision with a grey Citroen Xsara Picasso on the roundabout near the junction of The Manorway and the A13 just after 9am on Friday.
She was revived at the scene by paramedics at the scene and was taken to Basildon Hospital suffering from head and back injuries.
Bradley Lane, the duty operations manager who attended the incident, said the woman’s life was saved by her cycle helmet, which was split in two as she hit the ground.
He said: “Things could have been much, much worse if it wasn’t for her wearing one, basically her life was saved by that helmet. She suffered concussion but the helmet was split in two.”
 

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4:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

V_is_back says...

This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life.
This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life. V_is_back

5:15pm Fri 31 Aug 12

muffindamule says...

V_is_back wrote:
This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life.
Not a course of action I would recommend.
[quote][p][bold]V_is_back[/bold] wrote: This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life.[/p][/quote]Not a course of action I would recommend. muffindamule

5:39pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Eric the Red says...

V_is_back wrote:
This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life.
Agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]V_is_back[/bold] wrote: This is obviously a terrible incident for the lady concerned and thankfully she didn't die, but unless they repeat the crash without a helmet they cannot say the helmet actually saved her life.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% Eric the Red

9:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

pedants bitchez
pedants bitchez beyond the valley of the asbos

8:48pm Sun 2 Sep 12

burtthebike says...

Oh dear, another "helmet saved life" story, based firmly on nothing much more than the opinion of someone not qualified to hold an opinion. Unless Bradley Lane is an expert on collision mechanics and the protective effects of a flimsy bit of plastic that splits with very little encouragement, the Weekly News is presenting unsupported opinion as fact.

Perhaps Mr Lane and the editor might like to check the facts before they opine again? cyclehelmets.org
Oh dear, another "helmet saved life" story, based firmly on nothing much more than the opinion of someone not qualified to hold an opinion. Unless Bradley Lane is an expert on collision mechanics and the protective effects of a flimsy bit of plastic that splits with very little encouragement, the Weekly News is presenting unsupported opinion as fact. Perhaps Mr Lane and the editor might like to check the facts before they opine again? cyclehelmets.org burtthebike

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