BlueRider wrote: Mike Sales wrote:
BlueRider wrote:An outlier event which in no way has any relation to helmet use for cycling.
This is the epitome of confirmation bias: any event which does not fit your world view can be dismissed as an outlier!
How can a climbing accident relate to cycling?
If she had fallen to the ground and her helmet saved her from significant head injury, would you have reported that as well?
I think not.
It was an accident which resulted from the modern obsession with the dangers of two wheels.
I did not report it.
In spite of your convictions, it is impossible to say, for a specific incident, that a helmet saved injury. All we can do is take the aggregate results of putting large numbers into helmets and counting whether the casualty rate decreases. This is called statistics and is used in various fields, including epidemiology, to assess the efficacy of all sorts of things.
What we can say is that without a helmet this child would not have died.