Wonderful Engineering

10 Pictures Of Terrible Accidents Where Helmets Definitely Saved Lives

Let’s face it, helmets are disposable, your brain or face is not! Nearly 900 people die each year in bicycle accidents, and a whopping 75% of them are as a result of head injuries. According to another estimate, nearly 88% of all brain injuries can be avoided if wearing a helmet! And let’s not forget that the gear makes you look cooler, more rugged and draws more attraction as well!

And if this is still not enough to convince you, here are 10 instances where helmets saved people’s life. These images make you imagine what the wearer’s head or face would look like if they weren’t wearing a helmet!

Pictures via Bored Panda

#1 That’s a terrible gash saved thanks to a helmet

#2 Don’t even want to think what would have happened without the safety helmet

#3 Blood stained helmet could have turned so much worse!

#4 Imagine those scratch marks on your face!

#5 Or those!

#6 Helmet saved a man’s life who got hit by a car turning left and flew into the windshield head first

#7 Orlando Police shared this photo showing the place where a bullet struck an officer’s helmet and was stopped just by the helmet

#8 Riding on the snow can be even more dangerous  #9 The helmet breaks into two to soften the fall

#10 The entire side is literally ground into oblivion after the rider skidded a long way on the road