Could a Helmet Have Saved Natasha Richardson?

If you have to ask this stupid question, you already had an incident where YOU should have been wearing a helmet!
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Could a Helmet Have Saved Natasha Richardson?

In this Dec. 4, 2007 file photo, actress Natasha Richardson attends a private

There is still more speculation than information surrounding actress Natasha Richardson‘s fateful ski accident. Part of the confusion is the very nature of the accident – an improbable injury, little more than a head bump on a bunny slope, that has felled an otherwise healthy 45-year-old woman. It has also left onlookers wondering not just what happened to Richardson, but whether a helmet could have prevented it.

One of the most common collision-related head injuries is a concussion, which occurs when the head moves at high speed and stops suddenly as it strikes a hard object. The brain, which is snug but not completely stationary inside the head, may continue moving, colliding with the inside of the skull.
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