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Cyclists who wear helmets are a staggering 58% less likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury. This is the overwhelming finding of the latest US research, which looked at the records of over 6,000 traumatic brain injury patients involved in a bike related accident.
It is well known that helmets help prevent a bleed in the brain after a cycling accident. However researchers wanted to know if wearing a helmet also helped those who still suffered a bleed on the brain. The answer is a resounding yes because those riders not only had a much lower chance of suffering a severe traumatic brain injury, they also were less likely of dying in an accident.
So in the face of the clear findings that cycle helmets save lives, who is not wearing a cycle helmet? Perhaps unsurprisingly those least likely to wear a bike helmet were aged from 10 to 20 years old and males were least likely to wear a helmet however, helmet use did increase every 10 years.
Whilst many cyclists recognise the protection of wearing a cycle helmet, too many still do not and hopefully the stark facts of this latest research will help more young people to recognise that wearing a helmet is an essential item of cycling kit. If you or a loved one has been affected by a brain injury caused by someone else and you want to discuss a possible claim, please contact Andy Shaw or call one of our specialist head injury solicitors on 0800 073 0988.
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