Motorcycling has its hazards. Otherwise inoffensive everyday objects from small stones to birds and cut grass can turn your day from a pleasant ride in the countryside to a quick skid across the pavement. Just ask an unnamed husband and wife who were recently cruising along in Tennessee. The couple were riding down South Church Street in Murfreesboro when a golf ball from a nearby golf course came sailing through the air and busted out the woman's teeth. According to police, the man reported seeing the ball bounce across the road and into his wife's face.

Surprisingly enough, she kept her machine upright and was soon transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officers located the wayward golfer, who admits he saw his ball fly toward the road, at which point he heard screams. The police also searched for the ball in question and found several, though none had any evidence of dental work.


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      RJohns
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is why I wear a full-face helmet...you never know when an errant golf ball has your name on it.
        MAJikMARCer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RJohns
        Or insect or rock or in the case of a crash, the asphalt. I get warm in mine sometimes and wish for one of those half helms, until something 'tinks' off my face screen and then I remember why I got a full faced helm to start with.
      Glynn Hadskey
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not mentioned but Tennessee does have a helmet law, so I'd say you were all right that this is a half helmet vs full face helmet thing.
      Jamie Houk
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can honestly say i have landed face down with a full face helmet on and broke the chin bar. I cant imagine the results if had been wearing a half or even three quarter helmet. I will never ride without a full face helmet and really don't understand how anyone can ride with less.
      1guyin10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those half helments keep you cool and looking good, but its worth a little sweat to keep your face intact. I figured that out when I was 15 and a 4x4 ahead of me threw up a big rock. Broke my face sheild and darn near knocked me out, but I somehow kept from piling my dirt bike up. For some strange reason I have worn a full-face helment ever since...
      Rob J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pow, right in the kisser!
      Soccer Mom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Given the number of pebbles and huge bugs smashing into my windshield, people wearing plastic kippahs they ignorantly call "half-helmets" (year right, when you smash face-first into the ground, it will become painfully clear that a "half-helmet" is a lot less than a half) do not cease to amaze me.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      So no full face helmet then? Wonder if she was hit by a car or hit a patch of diesel if having her face crushed by the pavement would be an issue? Next time, wear the proper protection.
        Basil Exposition
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Redline
        "Next time, wear the proper protection." Not sure it's your position to tell her what to do to stay safe. I am sure there are many who would tell you to drive a car rather than ride a bike to stay safe. Every person has a different level of safety precautions they are comfortable with and no one needs strangers acting like their mom and dad telling them what to do.
          SloopJohnB
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          You can lead a horse to water but you can't make her drink. You can force helmets but the nerds put on fake beanie helmets. Loud pipes are illegal but no one enforces it, either on harleys or squid bikes.
      JGoodwin1450
      • 2 Years Ago
      OUCH!!!! MY TEETH!!!!!
        Brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGoodwin1450
        I know, it hurts just thinking about it.
      straferhoo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice gas cap in that pic, potential body core sampler.
      Fran Cats
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's what I'd call a hole-in-one!
      Drachen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a golf ball hit my hood and nearly come through the windshield while driving past a course in Wilmington DE. Left a nice dent in the hood and I had to replace the glass. The golf course refused to accept any responsibility or offer to reimburse me in any way.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drachen
        I don't think it should be the course's responsibility but rather the customer who shot the ball
      • 2 Years Ago
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