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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:53 pm
by KF
That looks horrible! Somebody's gotta be watching over that poor guy, it could easily have been his head under that wheel.

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:42 pm
by Ripley451
cswi9367 wrote:he was trying to get some food and the guy in the car was in charge of holding onto him to keep in at pace. something then happened and he lost balance and went under.

i am not sure of the outcome, but if a car runs over your arm, it doesnt mean it will break. ive had a car run over my leg, no damage. you have to remember the actual weight that the tire puts to the ground is only about 20 lbs per 1" contact. so, quick hop over and ok. im sure he was sore, as i was with my leg, but no damage.


We had a patient in from a rtc, who had a van run over him in a diagonal, from left shoulder to right hip with no damage other than tyre marks on his shirt. A close escape for the guy.

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Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:42 am
by OCLV110
Ripley451 wrote:We had a patient in from a rtc, who had a van run over him in a diagonal, from left shoulder to right hip with no damage other than tyre marks on his shirt. A close escape for the guy.


Close indeed! Any lower and he'll be singing a high C

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:19 am
by drjones96
Man I'd have to frame the shirt and hang it in the living room :lol:

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:53 am
by Balenaar
Auch man :?
That looks aweful :shock:

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:37 pm
by mises
Sprinter wrote:I read about a guy in England who was run over by a small truck and the back wheels went over his head, but his helmet supported the weight (it was a Bell by the way).
Assuming this was a standard bicycle helmet his skull is what supported the weight, not the helmet, which is designed to crush so your head won't have to. An empty bicycle helmet would have been flat as a pancake.

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:39 pm
by drjones96
mises wrote:
Sprinter wrote:I read about a guy in England who was run over by a small truck and the back wheels went over his head, but his helmet supported the weight (it was a Bell by the way).
Assuming this was a standard bicycle helmet his skull is what supported the weight, not the helmet, which is designed to crush so your head won't have to. An empty bicycle helmet would have been flat as a pancake.


It was a composite structure (Helmet + Head) :lol:

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:53 pm
by brianwchan
OT: How come companies don't use carbon fiber to make a stronger helmet (vs. foam)? Would it even make sense to do so? I know Giro inserts carbon here and there, but I thought that was for looks.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:01 am
by evilgeek
brianwchan wrote:OT: How come companies don't use carbon fiber to make a stronger helmet (vs. foam)? Would it even make sense to do so? I know Giro inserts carbon here and there, but I thought that was for looks.


a stronger helmet will transmit more force through to your head. destroying the helmet when you fall is better, because it absorbs the energy rather than passing it along.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:22 pm
by Ripley451
OCLV110 wrote:
Ripley451 wrote:We had a patient in from a rtc, who had a van run over him in a diagonal, from left shoulder to right hip with no damage other than tyre marks on his shirt. A close escape for the guy.


Close indeed! Any lower and he'll be singing a high C


Any higher and he wouldn't have been singing at all :lol: