Doctors say that I could have been killed if I had not had my helmet on.
the 48-year-old Rikke Lene Carøe from Vejle is still deeply shocked after she recently got badly hurt when her electric bike ran out of control down a hill.
Rikke Lene Carøe sustained concussion and break some facial bones during the life-threatening, and fast-paced drive down the steep Hældagervej in English in Vejle. The woman must be operated in the next week, when the worst of the swelling in his face has subsided.
- Fortunately I had my bicycle helmet on. The doctors have said that I could have been killed on the spot, if I had not had it on. Or was I ended up in the neurology department with a severely fractured skull. Cykelhjelmen is quite broken, says the 48-year-old IT-consultant at Ekstra Bladet.
the 48-year-old Rikke Lene Carøe needs surgery in the next week, when the swellings have subsided in the face. Private
Rikke Lene Carøe says that the chain suddenly on the top of the hill.
- the Handbrake did not work properly, so I had no opportunity to stop. I drove several hundred meters down the hill. I have been told that the speed was around 50 km/h. It was deeply, deeply shocking, and I cried out loud the last 10-15 metres, recounts the people woman.
Rikke Lene Carøe was unable to reduce the speed, she chose instead to put the exchange rate against a soft hedge at the bottom of the hill. It was supposed that the hedge would take the worst press.
- But I couldn't control the bike anymore and hit a road sign.
Rikke Lene Carøe says that she as late as the day before had said to her husband, that she had better get his electric bike to a forårstjek. The chain had already jumped of a time before, and the handbrake was also not very good.
- However, it reached I saw not, get it dry from the Vejle-the woman.
During a scan of the neck and skull, doctors discovered that a part of the øjenhulen is broken, and the eye therefore is sunk a bit.
- But it could have gone much worse, and I would like to encourage everyone - children and adults - to remember their helmets, says Rikke Lene Carøe.