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how many people have been killed like this?(25 posts)

how many people have been killed like this?gtx
Aug 4, 2003 8:28 AM
just riding along, helmet dangling from the handlebars, swinging back and forth, then it gets caught in the front brake cable or it falls off and gets stuck in the front spokes and the rider pitches over and lands on his head and dies. Given the number of idiots I see on a regular basis riding like this I'm thinking at least a few people have been killed by their helmets, which has got to be one of the stupidest ways to die. Maybe Bell and Giro need to come out with a warning label for this...
I have been killed twice like this. (nm)onespeed
Aug 4, 2003 8:32 AM
Did you get a nice settlement?SpecialTater
Aug 4, 2003 8:37 AM
My family is set for life because we sued Bell as a result of my death from the lack of a warning label for the above describe action. They settled pretty quickly because I smelled so bad.
Did you get a nice settlement?CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 8:46 AM
I am going to call Giro's attourneys up today, and lay claim to my wreck that is about to happen this afternoon. There will be enough money to keep the missions going for another year, plus I can take Gayle to France and Italy, and I can get lipsuction done so I can be a better faster rider.
oh yeah - well I was killed 3 times like this! (nm)MrDan
Aug 4, 2003 10:11 AM
Wow that is a frivelous law suit getting ready to happenCalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 8:38 AM
Kind of like the lady who sued McDonalds becuase they failed to put a label on her coffee to remind her it was hot.
There's a little more to the story.kermit
Aug 4, 2003 9:16 AM
I fully agree that the lawsuit was frivolous, but not as bad as the people suing fat food chains because they need someone to blame for being obese. Anyhow, with respect to the case you mention, that particular branch of McDonalds had been warned several times by 'authorities' to lower the temperature of the water they used in making their coffee. They did not comply. Had they never been warned, they probably would not have had a problem.


PS - For the spelling police, I inteded to write fat food, not fast food. Get it? Or are you too busy looking for mistakes in these posts that you missed my poor attempt at a little humour. I am Canadian, and that is the correct spelling of humour. ;~)
There's a little more to the story.CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 9:21 AM
I was not aware of that fact. I do agree with you about suing McDonalds for obesity is a bit over the top.
There's a little more to the story.NewDayNewWay
Aug 4, 2003 9:54 AM
Yes, but intended is I-N-T-E-N-D-E-D. :-)

Don't wory, I hate spelling police also, but they have not been unkind to me yet.

(P.S. I mispelled "worry" above to see if any of the spelling police are watching! hee hee Let's see if we can get them to jump)
There's a little more to the story.kermit
Aug 4, 2003 12:06 PM
I was trying to entice the real spelling police with that 'inteded' in the hopes that they would error so I could jump down their throats.

Sorry, rough day at work. Your post was too short and kind. I was hoping for an error filled, lengthy post.

I'll stop trolling.

Going off topic here...biknben
Aug 4, 2003 9:29 AM
I saw photos from that incident involving the McDonalds coffee.

TBH, I don't think it was all that frivelous. Whether her fault or not, see was disfigured as a result. There's no reason for coffee to be hot enough to do the damage that it did to her. Trust me, the pics belong on They were gruesome.
Going off topic here...CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 9:33 AM
At what tempurature did McDonalds serve the coffee to make such an injury?
I don't recall...biknben
Aug 4, 2003 9:59 AM
I remember when the case made headlines. I too was thinking "Good grief, what next!" I saw the photos on a news show after she was awarded damages. When I saw the photos, I changed my tune really fast. The coffee spilled in her lap and she lost substantial amounts of flesh. It looked like a shotgun wound or something. Even if she was a total idiot for spilling the coffee, there is no need for it to be served so hot.
180 degrees FCHRoadie
Aug 4, 2003 10:11 AM
20-40 degrees above the industry standard. The lady had to have skin grafts to repair the 3rd degree burns.
That's why you wrap...Dwayne Barry
Aug 4, 2003 8:48 AM
the straps around the handlebar/stem.

Speaking of stupid ways to die, the only racer (who are usually the ones not to wear a helmet) I'm aware of in my general region who has died as a result of cycling fell of his rollers and hit his head on a coffee table.
Yes. Be sure to wear your helmet on the rollers.jtolleson
Aug 4, 2003 8:54 AM
Also your Camelbak, lest you have to sue the rollers manufacturer regarding your death from dehydration (or the biff you have when trying to re-cage the bottle).
Should I wear my helmet when I am on my rollers?CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 8:54 AM
Wow, what a tragic way to go.
Aug 4, 2003 8:55 AM
about the rollers? Wow. That's horrible. Many years ago I knew a guy who busted his arm like that but I'd never heard of anyone dying.
Yes..Dwayne Barry
Aug 4, 2003 9:04 AM
left behind a wife and kid(s). Although now that I think about it more, a few years ago a guy died from heat stroke/exhaustion in a TT so i was wrong when I said the "only racer death" in the above post. I wonder if the latter would have been better off without a helmet?
Aug 4, 2003 9:05 AM
I guess they need labels on the rollers as well that you should use them with a helmet. Maybe a label on the coffee table stating that coffee tables are dangerous when used around rollers wouldn't be a bad idea either. You know, it would need one of those tags on them that said do not remove under penalty of law. Has anyone ever removed one of those tags? Did you get busted?
All of my friends have died just like this.MR_GRUMPY
Aug 4, 2003 8:53 AM
That's why I don't have any friends anymore..........
All of my friends have died just like this.CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 8:57 AM
My last friend died from 36 reds and a bottle of wine and the other was sniffing Draino on the night that he was wed.
i never did have any friends ;( > (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 4, 2003 8:58 AM
Aug 4, 2003 9:04 AM
Just reply to more posts! People will love you and keep asking questions, which is a true sign of friendship. You could also go to church with Ron. People really want your soul and will be your friend to get it.
Aug 4, 2003 9:07 AM
Anyone who wishes to go to church with me is invited.