Rider trapped under car by helmet

Rescue services take half an hour to free man trapped under a parked car by his helmet

Posted: 11 July 2012
by Visordown News

THIS is probably one of the few instances where a rider has been hindered by a crash helmet after an Australian man was left trapped under a car because of his lid.

The accident happened in Sydney when the rider was knocked off his bike and left trapped underneath a parked car when his helmet became lodged.

Rescue services took half an hour to delicately free the man from under car. He was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital.



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Might have been trapped but I wonder how he'd have been without it?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 10:49

I'd rather be trapped, and relatively injury free, than have half my face missing or have a crushed head.

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 12:24

Ditto, a cave in skull is far worse than the stress of being trapped for that time.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 12:25

Man saved by life-saving equipment whilst being slightly inconvenienced. Breaking news at 10

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 13:42

I wonder if Arai paid VD to use that pic.......

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:12

Helpful picture of what a helmet might look like. I'd have been stumped without it.

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 18:30

"...half an hour to delicately free the man..."

Have they not hear of a jack? It should take all of five minutes, even allowing for one on each side

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 04:30

But first they have to do a risk assessment and submit the forms.Then a health and safety person has to be present to oversee the work and ensure everyone is dressed in appropriate protective clothing.
A second health and safety person has to be available to sign off the first ones findings as correct.Then of course the rescuers have to be supervised on how they lift or move heavy weight.
Oh yes,someone must have been on a course and received a diploma in undoing helmet straps.

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 10:36

lol @ Harvey Wallbanger

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:07

Still, they could have just dragged him out by the heels and left his head behind!

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:14

Nah, it's Australia Michael, first someone ask's "you right mate?" then when you have ascertained the vicim is indeed ok, just stuck you stand around and laugh at them for a while and ask them how much they would like a tasty beer right now, then place a tinnie just out of reach... then when the fun wears off, and the beer is warm and you want to get back to the pub for a cold one you get the dopey prick unstuck.

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 02:23

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