[QUOTE=samlar;2155598]I do not know why one of the company do not come out with a simple cage that provides some protection from rollovers. I simple bar network that puts a square ahead of the driver and one behind that is connected with other bars would prevent some of the trama.
It was the handle bars that put all the pounds of the 4 wheeler on a small part of her body that caused the problems. If there had been a bar system like it stated then she might have got hit by the bars but the weight would have been over a large area and not done the damaged. We think they are going to let her come home on Wed, but they also think they will have to go in and open up her pancreious but they want it to be healed first,so they will wait for three weeks or so.[/QUOTE]
As tragic as accidents like these are…and we all want to minimize any trauma to riders, I don’t believe what you propose would help. As a matter of fact, it may cause more serious injuries. I’m no engineer, that’s for sure, but any attempt at creating a rollover cage…when the driver’s not protected and belted, would be a disaster. All kinds of body parts will protrude beyond “the cage”. You’ll have all kinds of fractured necks and head injuries, let alone extremity, chest and abdominal trauma.
While getting ejected doesn’t bode well for your health…it’s better than being confined and subjected to even more trauma.
Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.