The state of Michigan repealed its mandatory helmet law in 2012. Now, with three riding seasons having passed since then, we finally have enough numbers to prove that it’s stupid and causing more people to have more serious injuries.
According to MotorSportsTalk, a component failure on James Hinchcliffe’s number 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda IndyCar sent him into the wall outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Turn 3. Hinchcliffe was transported to nearby IU Methodist Hospital with a thigh injury from the wreck.
Tissue damage has sidelined Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas for the Australian Grand Prix. The FIA just announced that Bottas has been declared unfit to race today.
Two Kentucky firefighters were seriously injured yesterday trying to help the Campbellsville University marching band pull off a big Ice Bucket Challenge stunt, when the aerial ladder they were running was electrified by power lines.
I got so tired of explaining "no, it wasn't in the racecar," "I didn't punch a shark in the face," and "I was just running boring errands at lunch" that I added a disclaimer.