So I was browsing the interwebs last night and I came across this....
Colton Moore Crash: Freestyle Snowmobiler Falls 120 Feet at Winter X Games
With this video -
Ok, I have to throw my 2 cents on the floor here. There is NO WAY this kid should have been able to walk away from this.
What I mean is, literally. He should NOT have walked away from this! He (probably) should have been boarded and hauled away behind another snowmobile. And if not that, then he should have been pulled from the competition and closely monitored for internal and head injuries.
Do you know what can happen to someone who falls 120 feet? Roughly 12 stories? They can die. Their organs can get all jumbled up and turn into mush. Protective gear or not, their ribs can splinter and break, puncturing that mushy lung tissue. Their soft and fragile brains can slosh around in their precious skulls and rip some blood vessels and start bleeding. Helmet or not. It happens people.
If you or someone you love falls from a great height, whether it's off the roof into the swimming pool or off a 75 foot jump, PLEASE PLEASE I implore you, take him/her to the damn hospital.
PLEASE for the love of God. Don't take that chance!
Ok, off the soapbox.