Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Diez pulled a gun and opened fire..."

"...hitting the victim in his bicycle helmet, according to police."

An alert Friend of The MinusCar Project pointed me to an article from Asheville, NC that contained these words. Any guesses on whether the helmet was able to stop the bullet?

The setting of the story is a motorist upset because he encountered a father with his young child moving at human speed in a busy roadway tunnel. Nothing a small amount of gunplay can't fix, right?

Full story is here.

Always wear a helmet.


Sounds like the interns at The Sioux Falls Green Project had some new experiences by bicycle last week. Sorry about that.


Eric A. said...

It all depends on the caliber of bullet the gun , and the helmet. BB , pellet or .22 ? Maybe. Larger sized bullet and a bike helmet ? Nope.
/ works with gun freaks.
Dont hate the guns, hate the people with guns.

mytzpyk said...

So you're saying I shouldn't go around assuming my head is protected from bullets when I wear my bike helmet?


Marrock said...

Well, the way I read it the bullet passed through the upper part of the helmet without touching his head.