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Old 06-13-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

Maybe Ben was lucky not to have a helmet on yesterday morning. If you look at the impact position of the car, it looks like he was close to hitting the side of the vehicle as well. From the location of the hit, I believe if he was wearing a helmet, he could have suffered a broken neck, because a helmet would have limited his neck movement upon impact.

So for everyone out there talking about how stupid he was for not having a helmet on, take a look at the other side of it.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

That is ridiculous. I guess we shouldn't wear seat belts in case I drive into the MON and forget how to operate the release. Maybe I should get rid of my airbags so I don't get injuried by them and for that matter lets get rid of child car seats and seat belts from airplanes and forget about doing all those crash tests.

Ben had a responsiblility when he took $9m ADVANCE from the Rooneys. He is young - he made a mistake - it may cost him his career but please don't tell me how a helmet would have killed him - it is just idiotic. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.

I rode for 4 years in california with and without a helmet, somedays when I went to the beach, I was only wearing a bathing suit on the bike (no shoes, no shirt, no helmet). Yes, I was a fool. No matter how careful you are - there are plenty of people who will just NOT see you.

I am praying for you Ben to have a complete recovery and if you can't play again - so be it - just get well.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

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That is ridiculous. I guess we shouldn't wear seat belts in case I drive into the MON and forget how to operate the release. Maybe I should get rid of my airbags so I don't get injuried by them and for that matter lets get rid of child car seats and seat belts from airplanes and forget about doing all those crash tests.
I agree.

You have to put the smart money bet on wearing and using the appropriate protective gear.

99.9% of the time protective gear will do the job and you have to like those odds in your corner.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

I'm not saying he wasn't irresponsible, I'm just saying that in this instance, he may have been saved for not wearing the helmet.

For as long as I rode a motorcycle, I always strapped the dome and I believe it is a sign of immaturity and irresponsible when people don't.

BUT, there are cases where that lack of maturity and/or responsiblity can turn out to be a blessing and I just think this is one of those cases.
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Default Re: Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

Ben would of walked away easily if he was wearing a helmet. So stop with your physics lesson.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:54 AM   #6
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Ben would of walked away easily if he was wearing a helmet. So stop with your physics lesson.

Walking away easily may be a bit of a stretch....but a helmet would definitely have limited the damage
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Ben would of walked away easily if he was wearing a helmet. So stop with your physics lesson.
Your statement, like mine, I believe is based on opinion. So I think I'll stick with my physics.

I guess this is a thread where we will have to agree to disagree on our opinions.

And realize that our common thought truly is that Ben gets better and as previously stated, if he can play again that's great but if he can't then just get better.
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Walking away easily may be a bit of a stretch....but a helmet would definitely have limited the damage

yes it would have, however it was Ben's choice not to wear one and I respect that.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:09 AM   #9
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Ben would of walked away easily if he was wearing a helmet. So stop with your physics lesson.
How would the helmet have protected his knees?
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Default Re: Life without a helmet - Ben may have been saved

I imagine if he'd have been wearing a full face helmet it would have been the helmet that hit the car and not Ben's face.
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