Happy Father's day to all you dads out there! My 20 year old son was in a pretty serious motorcylce accident on Friday. He had just left work at 2PM when someone coming the opposite direction made a left turn immediatly in fornt of him. He was wearing a helmet! He hit her at about 45mph. He's really banged up, some good road rash on his right side, a lacerated liver and kidney and a badly bruised lung. Nothing broken! and no head trauma, again HE WAS WEARING A HELMET! It saved his life The lung is the most serious issue in the short term but should be okay within a couple of days as long as he doesn't develop pneumonia. He hurts all over. He is so incerdibly banged up! I've got my father's day present, he's going to be okay. That's the meaning of being a dad for me this weekend. And the lesson this reinforces to me is the difference that personal protection equipment can make. Be it helmet, chaps, goggles, whatever, it's so imprtant to use them cause you just never know when it's going to go wrong. Ironically it's motorcycle weekend up here in "live free or die" New Hampshire and we do not have helmet laws here. My son has seen a lot of doctor's and nurses this past 36 hours. Every single one of them has commented on the wisdom he showed in wearing his helmet. They all say that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents they deal with involve head trauma from not wearing a helmet. As one doctor put it, you can mend broken bones, you can repair damaged organs, stitch up cuts, you can repair most body injuries, but when there is head trauma involved there is not a lot you can do to help. And so it is with most personal protection equipment, it's there for a reason becasue it can make all the difference. Hope you all have a fathers day as good as mine is. I've got everything I could ever ask for!