Originally Posted by pigpokey
Is it possible to see this first hand? Because you can't replay the accident, switching the helmet variable.
I'm not sure what you're asking.
My statement (while purported to be 'anecdotal') is this - I work in a level one trauma centre/hospital in Ontario.
My personal experience is such that in cars vs. humans - humans wearing helmets have better outcomes.
You can be hit by a car (at variable speeds) being thrown (for example) into the curb. You fall off, tumble, whatever - your head hits the ground.
Wearing a helmet has provided these trauma patients with an automatic better chance of surviving their head injury.
Patients I've had with no helmet (who survived) - had much worse injuries. Facial traumas, severe brain injuries, higher rates of intubation, etc.
So yes, my experience is not data. I still believe it to be relevant.
I've seen both sides - patients who live w/wo helmets, and patients who don't live w/wo helmets.
All I know is, I'll be wearing a helmet. The facial injuries alone on non-helmet patients makes me shudder.
ETA - I will be bowing out of the conversation because we could go around and around this. Also, we're pretty far off the OP now