Daniel Tourville, a 24-year-old Ware man was in serious condition early Monday afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester after losing control of his motorcycle. Incredibly, Tourville was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Apparently, Tourville drove off the road, hitting a tree stump and utility pole. He was initially taken to Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, and then airlifted to the U. Mass. Medical Center in Worcester. Police are investigating the accident.
Statistics indicate that the use of helmets saves lives and prevents brain injuries. According to the NHTSA, in 2007 motorcycle helmets saved 1,784 lives. NHTSA says that if all motorcyclists had worn helmets, 800 more lives would have been saved. Helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.nd prevents brain injury.
See 2005 NHTSA Study
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