# Re: Community service for cyclist killer.

On 22/10/2010 03:58, Derek C wrote:
On Oct 20, 12:24 pm, Tony Raven<tra...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Simon Mason"<si...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Another day, another SMIDSY.

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/courts/Van-driver-s-lapse-led-rider-s-...

"The 52-year old father-of-three died 12 hours later, having suffered
multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet."

".....he was pronounced dead at 6.37 pm, having suffered "unsurvivable"
injuries for which surgery was discounted"

So even in Derek's favourite scenario of a simple fall from a bike
having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work.

--
Tony

Shows that you can hit your head hard after somersaulting over the
handlebars of a push bike, a fact denied by the psycholists!

Finished that diagram of the "simple physics" yet?
A cycle
will a motorcycle crash helmet for that matter. It depends on what is
hit at what rate of deceleration, or number of g's.

Surely if you are going to declare one variable( object to be hit) and the result ( g) you need to consider the other variable, V?
.

## Relevant Pages

• Re: Community service for cyclist killer.
... multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet." ... having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work. ... This driver had been had been working and driving for the 13 hours ... Still he was emerging from a 'difficult' junction, ...
(uk.rec.cycling)
• Re: Community service for cyclist killer.
... multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet." ... having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work. ... Does anyone know if WVM has the same hours of working rules that ... govern HGV drivers? ...
(uk.rec.cycling)
• Re: Community service for cyclist killer.
... multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet." ... ".....he was pronounced dead at 6.37 pm, ... injuries for which surgery was discounted" ... having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work. ...
(uk.rec.cycling)
• Re: Community service for cyclist killer.
... multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet." ... having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work. ... Shows that you can hit your head hard after somersaulting over the ...
(uk.rec.cycling)
• Re: Community service for cyclist killer.
... multiple head injuries - even though he was wearing a helmet." ... ".....he was pronounced dead at 6.37 pm, ... having been clipped by a car, the helmet did't work. ...
(uk.rec.cycling)