Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
I got one for ya. I was sitting at a light, wearing my HJC flip-shield helmet. Open face helmet with permanently mounted flip shield. I see a piece of something in the intersection. About a second later, a dump truck hits it and flips it into my face. It knocked my head back it hit so hard. Sounded like a gunshot in my helmet. The piece landed in my lap and the light turned green so I stuck it in my pocket without looking. When I got where I was going, I pulled it out. A 4" round steel flange, bent double (had been flattened), that was about 3/16" thick. The gouge on my shield was at my nose. I feel like it would have broken my nose and possibly knocked me out or at least loopy, had I not had face protection in that case.
Gotta be on the lookout all the time, even when stopped, for things that can ruin our day.