Code: Motorcyclist trapped by helmet under truck * December 2, 2008 - 9:44AM Paramedics say a motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after he was trapped by his helmet under a truck following a collision in inner Melbourne on Tuesday. - Smash between motorcycle, truck - Lucky to be alive - Helmet saved man Firefighters took 20 minutes to free the 32 year-old man from under the truck while paramedics put a drip in his arm and gave him pain relief. Paramedic Chris Betts said the helmet saved the motorcyclist from serious injury. "He had some pain to his shoulder and grazes to his legs," Mr Betts said. The man was taken to The Alfred hospital and is in a stable condition. It's not a rider down thread but more so a "helmet save lives" thread I wonder how hard the helmet manufacturers are looking to see which brand of helmet the rider was wearing. It's a pretty good endorsement don't you think?