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Question Remains as to Whether Motorcycle Helmets Actually Save Lives

June 18, 2019

MOBILE, AL – According to an online report at, questions remain as to whether motorcycle helmets actually save lives.  A trauma surgeon from the University Hospital has witnessed first-hand how helmets can save motorcyclist’s lives. However, she notes that it all depends on the speed involved at the time of the crash*

A trauma surgeon has indicated that motorcycle helmets save lives. However, it all depends on the speed as a factor in causing the crash.  The surgeon notes that, “[d]own here, because the weather is so nice, people are out on their motorcycles year round, which becomes a major problem because that adds that many months of the year where they can get seriously injured.”

The trauma surgeon further notes that even low speeds can result in serious injuries.  She notes that even people who are backing out of their driveways and those who are not even going at any speed can be involved in an accident where they suffer from a minor low velocity injury such as a broken leg.

Injuries vary, according to the surgeon, from road rash to bone fractures.  Some more severe injuries involve paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, and in some instances, death.

Per the surgeon, “Alabama, fortunately we have a helmet law. Just because you wear a helmet, it doesn’t mean you’re going to survive the injury. About more than half of patients who die from a motorcycle accident were wearing a helmet.”.

It is certain that wearing a helmet is better than not wearing one however, it is important that people do not get a false sense of security when wearing one.  A motorcyclist can still sustain serious and sometimes deadly injuries, even when wearing a helmet.

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