A rider in my area went over the center line and hit a semi truck head on at highway speed. Of course he died, but they mentioned he was not wearing a helmet, like it would have made a difference!

I don't know why, but I always get a kick out of these news articles when they mention that the rider was wearing a helmet or not. Most of the time it really does not matter. When the trauma to the body is severe does it really matter that his head was in great shape? Or no helmet, severe head injuries, but it wouldn't have matter anyway from the severe trauma to the body.

I had a friend that rode a lot and had a car pull out in front of her. She always wore a helmet, but it did not save her. The injury to her brain was too much even with the helmet. The rest of her injuries were fairly minor.