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Old 03-30-07, 07:53 AM
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John C. Ratliff
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Okay Closetbiker, here are the photos, from screen prints off the video of this mishap. The first several photos show the cyclist hitting on his shoulder and sliding over his head, which would indicate an impact on his helmet at high speed with the pavement. Picture 9 and picture 10 show his head against the guard rail. He then rebounds, and you see him end up away from the guard rail. But his head and shoulder had the first impacts with the guard rail.

They also show the other cyclist going head-first overt he rail, and coming up with a helmet full of rocks. That indicates an impact on the helmet.

In accident investigation, you really need to go over these several times, using stop action to see what in real time our minds have a hard time processing.

John
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