**WARNING: REALLY HORRIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY AHEAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK etc etc**
In case you missed my recent post on motorcycle safety, what the hell is wrong with you? I put the link right there! Go read it!
Ok fine, you lazy ass. My point in that post was that motorcycles are incredibly dangerous. And shortly after writing it, I found more pictures I had taken of several other patients who utterly and completely proved my point beyond any reasonable doubt.
A man in full protective gear crashed his motorcycle after taking a turn too fast. Not only did he still end up with road rash (despite his complete full-body "protection"), it didn't help his femur at all:
Ow. Leather and kevlar DO NOT PROTECT BONES. Got that?
A few days later a woman was riding her death trap, also in full protective gear, when she hit some gravel, lost control, and crashed. Did all that leather save her? See for yourself:
That metal rod running up and down is the temporary splint. And the bone underneath the rod is what used to be her knee. The end of her femur is completely shattered, and you can see several shards of bone protruding through her skin. The medics brought me a chunk of bone the size of a plum that they found on the road.
And yet another idiot was riding his murdercycle when he was hit by a car. Had HE been in a car, he would have been fine. But his leg took the brunt of the impact, and it was far from fine: