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    Default Internal Decapitation

    This happened all the way out in San Diego, and way back in 2011 but is worth a mention all the same.

    Gunnery Sgt Dave Smith (34) was rear-ended at a traffic light by a drunk driver, Jessica Bloom (21) and thrown from his Harley.
    His skull was separated from his spine, a condition known as atlanto-occipital decapitation. If he had tried to move or had his helmet removed his nerves would have been severed, killing him.

    The woman received a sentence of 4 years and 4 months, merciful considering that it was her second DUI with a .36. Harley replaced the motorcycle for free, but he has since sold it and hung up his leathers for good. He has made a miraculous full recovery, and the following scan from after the accident was recently uploaded by a relative.

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    lucky guy
    I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

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    Wow. That's why I'm so thankful for the "Do not Remove Helmet" stickers from ThinkBike

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    Blik**m...!
    O Captain! My Captain! ...
    ... But I, with silent tread, Walk the spot my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.

    In loving memory of our Buccaneer: Brian Cannoo 1962 - 2008


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    Scary stuff indeed
    Poor guy is going to suffer with this for the rest of his life....
    Looking for a new onw...some Mad Scot stole mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRéhann View Post
    Blik**m...!
    you can say that again!

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