At least according to my Doctors. While I do not remember much of my accident, I apparently took a header off of my bike last Sunday (31 July) into the pavement when going about 36 mph as per my bike computer. I ended up breaking my clavicle in 4 places an getting a fairly serious concusion (with a couple of fun filled nights in the intensive care ward). I also got enough x-rays, cardio-scans, and ct scans to probably make me more radioactive than most russian subs!
From what the doctors have told me, and from the condition of the helmet compared to the condition of my head, I am convinced that the helmet saved my life.
I am sure I should have been riding slower down that particular hill (usually I ride up it because it gives me a good workout and kicks my but, and I wanted to beat the hill for a change, but I guess I know who won), but that issue aside, without the helmet, my brains would have a lot more scambled than now although there are those who will say my brains were pretty scrambled to begin with. (I did pass all of the mental accuity tests they threw at me in the hospital surprisingly)
Now I am recovering from the break in my clavicle (and some great colored road rash and bruises, look like a Jackson Pollack painiting). What a pain as it took me quite a while to start to finaly get into shape for once in my life. Anyone have any good suggestions for post accident exercises? I am probably going to get a trainer for my bike but it will be a little while before I can use it as I donot want to put pressure on my shoulder.