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Tom Bricklebank - World Masters (60-64yrs.) Ind. TT Champ - broken neck!

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Old March 2nd 04, 04:51 AM
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Default Tom Bricklebank - World Masters (60-64yrs.) Ind. TT Champ - broken neck!


Get Well Soon Tom Date Fri 27th Feb 2004 By Amy Mason Earlier this wee
a car pulled out in front of World Veteran Champion Tom Brickleban
causing him to fly over his handlebars and land on his head resulting i
a broken neck. C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae were fractured howeve
incredibly, not only did he survive, he didnít loose any function in th
rest of his body. He is now restrained to a full head and neck brace fo
3 months with halo over his head Ė almost appropriate given the miracl
outcome. This unfortunate accident is yet another reminder of ho
careful we need to be on the roads, watching out for car drivers wh
clearly donít see us..

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Tom Bricklebank is arguably NZ's most accomplished veteran rider - las
year he won the World Masters Individual Time Trial Title(60-64 year
category). The injured vertebrae - C (Cervical) 1, 2 & 3 - no mentio
here that the helmet did you know what (yet?) - but as has bee
suggested elsewhere there's the contention that helmet wearing ca
increase the likelyhood of neck injuries..

My apologies to Tom for using his misfortune to highlight a drawback o
helmet wearing (I am assuming he was wearing one?). Roge



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