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Harry Hurt’s Helmet
Harry Hurt’s Helmet

Origin

Harry Hurt

Type

Motorcycle Helmet

Effects

Mitigates bodily harm caused by crashes

Downsides

Surrounding drivers will lose spatial awareness

Activation

Wearing on a motorcycle/automobile

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Ford-1908

Aisle

Roper-97D

Shelf

278733-4068-576

Date of Collection

May 23, 2014

[Source]


OriginEdit

Harry Hurt conducted heavy research into motorcycle accidents and safety. His team collected data from thousands of police reports, interviewed hundreds of affected riders and repeated the conditions of every crash. Ironically published in 1981 as the Hurt Report, it detailed 55 separate findings relating to motorcycle crashes. The two most major points were that most automobile drivers either failed to see the oncoming motorcycle involved or ignored the motorist’s lane of space, and that motorcycle helmets significantly decreased the likelihood of receiving brain injury or death.

EffectsEdit

One of the many helmets sent in by a crash survivor for research, it was imbued with Hurt’s desire to better understand and help motorists. During a crash (motorcycle or automobile), the victim’s body is heavily protected from severe injury. Shrapnel and flames will not penetrate the skin or leave permanent marks, and only scratches and bruises will result. It also causes all nearby drivers to lose sense of their spatial awareness, making them unable to detect oncoming obstacles.

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