On July 19th, I was involved in a high speed bike crash while wearing my reliable Limar helmet. I was knocked unconscious for a few moments, but had no head injury once I came through. I am very grateful for my Limar helmet and the protection it provided. Attached is a picture of the helmet after the crash. It took all the impact force, and completely protected my head, as I had no bumps, bruises, or head issues once I cam through. Thank you for producing a very high quality dependable cycling helmet.
I am writing to you to let you know that yesterday, I was hit by a car whilst cycling and thrown a fair distance and your helmet I'm sure saved my life, as i landed on my head despite a few broken bones I am other wise fine. So thank you, I will be getting another.
I am writing you today to thank you for building such a great product and for saving my life.
On 3 March 2012, I headed out on a 65 mile training ride in Las Vegas for my upcoming Ironman. 25 miles into the ride on an open segment of I-159 (Red Rock Loop) road I was hit from behind by a drunk driver going 55 mph. The impact sent me flying into the air, flipping over and going inverted while shattering the windshield with my head (and busting the sides off of my helmet). The driver who had 2 DUI’s already on her record, stopped briefly and then fled the scene, unaware that her unconscious victim landed in the back of the truck bed. I was knocked out from the impact while she proceeded to drive 4 miles down the road to a ranch that she had done some work at, parked the car and ran and hid in a horse trailer.
Meanwhile, back at the scene of the accident, witnesses began looking for my body. They could see the bike and the skid marks, but they could not find me (due to the miracle that caused me to land in the back of her truck, not rolling across the highway). The 20-30 witnesses continued to search the desert surrounding the road while the police, fire and paramedics were on the way. One of the witnesses was an ER doctor from a local hospital that called the ER to see if a dead cyclist had been brought in. In his words, “there was no way anyone could have survived that accident.”
Back at the ranch…the owners of the facility saw the truck pull up and came down the hill to see why they had a visitor. One of the owners went to check on the driver and the other noticed the smashed in windshield and leaking radiator and went to check out the truck. At that point, I came to and went to get out of the truck that I found myself in. As I pushed myself up, I realized I couldn’t move and shouted for help three times. The owners found me and called 911 and I was rushed to University Medical Center. The end result of the crash was a Tibia and Fibula break in 3 locations (required a rod, plate and 10 screws), 29 stables to reseal my scalp (scalp was pealed back for about half of my head) and a banged up shoulder.
Thank you again for saving my life, through all of this I sustained no brain bleeding, swelling or damage what so ever. The doctors and everyone around the accident could not believe that my head had taken just minor lacerations from destroying a windshield and a landing after flipping over a truck unconscious. Your helmet though damaged, stayed on my head perfectly through the entire crash and saved me from some serious head trauma that could have occurred during the landing.
Thank you again for such a great product.
Your Loyal Customer
I wanted to show how your product saved my life or at least serious injury. A week ago a dog ran out of the woods directly into my front wheel. That is the last thing I remember until I arrived home badly bruised and with the rear portion of my helmet crushed and missing.
I did suffer a concussion but other than that I am fully recovered.
This is just to let you know that I was saved from having a horrific head injury and possibly losing my life thanks
to the fact that I was wearing a Limar bicycle helmet. I enclose a photograph showing the impact that my head
with helmet made on the windscreen of the car that struck me front on, having taken a corner on the wrong side
of the road.
My name is Mike Cady and I purchased a Limar Helmet in Aug of 2008 model no. 730 no 689563 through Nashbar online. I was in an bike accident August 5, 2011 in which a car pulled across an intersection in front of me and I hit the car at over 20 mph. I had my Limar hemet on which saved my life as I hit the car head on and was abel to walk away from the accident. My helmet had minor scratches on the top, it also flattened a little at the spot of contact. On the inside it had minor cracks to the structure, see attached pictures. Thanks for making a great helmet.
I have ridden bikes for 40 years, crashed several times but have never hit my head hard enough to do damage until last week. My Limar 777 is destroyed, but my head is fine. Thank you for a great product! I have another Limar helmet on order.
Hi. I'd like to say thank you for a great helmet which for sure saved my life. During mtb race in Polanica-Zdroj (Poland) I rode down the hill about 50-60 km/h thru rocky path and suddenly rider before me started to brake. I was forced to brake to and as a result of that I
lost control of the bike and hit my head ground. I got Limar 908 and it saved my life. I get only small injuries on my elbow, leg, and back. I get to the finish line by my self.
Dear Limar Helmets,
I am writing to thank you for making such a great helmet. I have owned my Limar helmet for a number of years and it was the helmet that I was wearing last Tuesday, May 31, when I had a very nasty cycling accident. Though I did lose three teeth and my entire body was banged up pretty badly, I do believe that if I was not wearing my Limar helmet that I would have also sustained a horrific head injury. It is one of the only helmets that I have ever owned that actually fits my smaller-ized head that is not actually a children's helmet and I have worn it whenever I go riding.
I am attaching some pictures for you to see including several of my Limar helmet which wound up with a good dent and crack where my right temple would have been. The good news is that I had my teeth replaced today, so I am not nearly as frightening to look at. It is remarkable that my face managed to heal up quite nicely in a week, though I can't speak for the rest of my aching and bruised up body. I have a lot of wonderful friends that have said a lot of healing prayers, but I know that if I was not wearing my helmet that we may have had a different story.
Thank you again. Keep up the great work!
I just wanted to write to say that I crashed my bike yesterday. I went over the handlebars and landed squarely on my head and my new Limar helmet, I bought it less than one month ago, took the whole impact. I have a light bruise on my head and the helmet is cracked in three places on the left side. The helmet functioned perfectly and I have no doubt that it saved me from serious injury. Thanks for building a great product, I will buy myself another right away.
I just bought and registered my new Pro 104. I love LIMAR. I love the Pro 104 (I bought last year’s Model, I can’t even imagine it even being lighter – WOW. But one thing I know, IM PROTECTED. It is almost 16 years to the day that your company saved my life. I hit a parked 18 wheeler truck going 20-25 miles per hour. I was in ICU for 24 hours. I had just purchased the helmet hours before the accident at a bicycle shop and had turned in my other helmet.
My son and I did a Mountain bike tour (2-day) in Oudtshoorn south Africa in November last year, called the To-Hell-and-Back.
On the way back, as I reached the top of the Swartberg pass, going down about 400 to 500m, I had a very bad fall.
I broke my collar bone, 5 ribs and crushed my shoulder blade.
My left lung was also punctured which cause my lung to collapse.
The result was that I spent 7 days in high care with another 3 days in the general ward after which I was sent home to recover.
Everything is fine, except for my left arm which the doctor reckons should take about 9 months to recover.
I had my Limar cycling helmet on, and this is just to let you know that it did protect my head more than 100%. I only had a few browses above my left eye, but other than that, no damage what so ever on my head, of which I am very thankful.
I was doing about 60km/h when I fell, and skid on the gravel road for about 13 meters.
This is just to let you know that I am very proud of my Limar cycling helmet, and although the helmet is a total wreck, I have bought myself a new one which fits like a glove, first time!!
Thanks for a wonderful product!!
I have been wearing Limar helmets for the past 9 years and twice your helmet saved my life. First time I crashed my head took all the impact, the helmet cracked and I was in the hospital for a month with internal brain injury. I recovered and started riding again after purchasing a new Limar helmet. The doctor in the hospital told me that without the helmet, I would have been either dead or a paralyzed for the rest of my life.
I crashed again this morning and your helmet again saved my life or from a very serious injury a second time.
Your helmet saved my life. I had a nasty crash on a wet road. Your 737 helmet cradled my heads when it hit the pavement. It cracked all the way through but I didn’t feel anything. I will replace it with another Limar. I am forever grateful.
I recently had a bad accident where my face and shoulder hit the bitumen at just over 50km per hr. The accident caused a crack all the way through a front part of the helmet. I'm amazed at how well the helmet protected my head given the force of the impact.
I would like to say thank you to your team as without your helmet, I doubt I would be able to be typing this email to you. Last week, I had an accident with a taxi and ended up underneath the car. The car then drove over my head and arm. Amazingly the wheel took a path directly over the Pro 104 helmet I had on, and I emerged with no broken bones or major problems. Without the helmet cushioning my head, I'm certain I would not have survived.
Since I bought your helmet back in May this year, I've been singing praises over how light and comfortable it was. Since last week, those praises have increased ten-fold!
I am forever grateful to your company.
I got carried away on a semi technical downhill with more tired legs than I wanted to admit to myself. Rattled off the trail into a very deep rut, which had a 16 inch drain pipe crossing it. That pipe turned into my diving board which launched me over my handle bars into a ditch. I don't know where my head made contact, but I know I would not be able to write this email without the protection of your helmet...SO Thank you very much! I will gladly buy another and keep the helmet as a reminder to know my limits! You guys rock!
I am sending this e-mail to thank you for your product. I very recently had an accident on my road bike while riding the 40km to work. As a result of the accident I was knocked unconscious for several minutes and sustained head injuries. I rode into the back of a SUV parked in the Cycle Lane at 42kmph in poor weather conditions. The left side of the helmet, and my face, taking a significant portion of the impact.I am now at home recuperating. The NZ Police and ambulance staff who attended me advised me that your helmet saved my life and that they appreciated the quality of it because of the role it played in my accident.
Thank you for the work you did in your design, and for your quality product.
Yesterday whilst out riding my road bike in Melbourne, Australia I had a fall at about 25kph and crashed head first into the tarmac. I was wearing a Limar 909 helmet which I have owned for some 5 years now
I just wanted to share with you the fact that the helmet did it's job exceptionally well in the fall. Yes the helmet did break but kept intact and I have no head injuries at all. I have ordered another Limar online today!
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