Happy to be a statistic

Usually when I think of statistics, I think of a faceless number that a company uses to prop up a product or service. We have all seen them and usually dismiss them. However after this weekend, I am glad to be a statistic.

Over the weekend, I was in an accident on my bicycle. A woman opened her door without looking and then I was hit by a minivan. My head hit the ground and the moving car, while my arm got run over.

In the aftermath everyone from family members to EMTs, hospital professionals and the police mentioned how I was lucky to be alive. Good luck aside, my fare would have been a hell of a lot worse if I were not wearing a helmet.

So today I am happy to say that I will gladly lend my face to the number of lives and serious injuries saved by wearing a helmet. I am also happy to say that Bell Helmets has gained a customer for life.

In closing, ride safe and be sure to share the road while driving.

5 Responses to Happy to be a statistic
  1. Steve Latronica
    August 30, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Glad you are OK, and I’m sure Bell appreciates the shout out!

  2. Anonymous
    August 30, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    Thanks Steve. I hope they do, because I am now a customer for life.

  3. Darlene Hull
    August 30, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    Oh my goodness! That’s quite the blog post! Glad you’re still alive to blog about it -even with an arm that was run over!!

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