How does it feel to have a truck run over your head? According to Ryan Lipscomb: “Really strange.”
This happened to him and he lived to tell about it.
Lipscomb suffered a concussion but was otherwise unhurt. He was shaken up, especially after he saw his mangled helmet.
Lipscomb was riding down a bike path in Madison, Wisc. As he approached an intersection, he noticed a delivery truck preparing to make a right turn in front of him.
The truck wasn’t going to stop, Lipscomb said, so he slammed on his brakes, flipping his bike and landing in the street. A moment later the truck rolled over his head.
“I didn’t see it coming, but I sure felt it roll over my head. It feels really strange to have a truck run over your head.”
His black helmet was flattened, tread marks visible on the cracked frame. Lipscomb was taken to a hospital and released about three hours later.
Lipscomb does plan to ride again once he gets a new helmet. Thank goodness for bike helmets.
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