Cyril Haearn wrote:
Funeraldirector wrote:Quote from the coroner ‘If he had been wearing a helmet he’d be in hospital but he’d be alive.’
I am not so scared of dying
I am scared of surviving seriously injured and crippled, spending decades in care unable to communicate my wish to be put out of my misery
This goes back to the ill informed scaremongering that forms far too much of the pro-helmet debate
The fact is that if you are to attend any hospital then the number of people who are " surviving seriously injured and crippled, spending decades in care unable to communicate my wish to be put out of my misery' will not be cyclists, but pedestrians, car drivers, people who have been drinking, elderly etc. Cyclists are actually rare when it comes to the total picture
Yet everyone seems to accept this large majority of head injuries, as though the pain, trauma, effect on the individual and families is some how less or doesn't matter because they were not on a bike!