Saturday, July 3, 2010

Busted and Broken - Search and Destroyed

Dear Icon,

This is a letter of thanks and appreciation. My boyfriend owned a 2009 Yamaha R6 that he loved and he worked very hard for. His parents bought him an ICON jacket that he had wanted but he was wearing a snowmobile helmet because he didn't have the money for a better one.  While browsing in a power sports store, he saw the ICON Search and Destroy helmet and fell in love with it.  As a surprise, I bought it for his birthday.  Now he felt as if he was complete, and he was so appreciative.  

That July, while he was riding his bike home from a friend's house, he hit a deer going 60mph.  He was thrown from the bike and skidded across the pavement on his head, shoulder, and side. When the rescue squad arrived he was barely conscious. On the way to the hospital, the EMTs were able to better examine him to see his injuries.  From what they could tell, he had major gashes on his knees, his hip, and his knuckles were scrapped to the tendons. We had to bring the helmet to the hospital so the doctor could look at it. When the doctor came back into the room, he looked at me and said, "thank God for that helmet, without it your boyfriend would not be alive." I was shocked to hear that, but I soon got used to it as about a dozen other doctors and nurses said the same thing. That day we spent five hours in the Emergency Room as the doctors had to carefully clean out all the wounds. The doctors and nurses were amazed that there were no head or upper body injuries. I am so thankful for that helmet, and every day I think that without it, or if he had been wearing the snowmobile helmet, he would not be here in my life today.

- Elizabeth T.

R6 vs. Deer

Think it can't happen to you? This is why Icon will never make open face helmets

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