Head injuries are no joke. Vin Crispino gives you the story about what he had to go through due to the head injury he sustained this past summer. This is pretty graphic, but I think if you’re one of those people who thinks helmets are a waste of money, this might change your mind. Check it out!
“Last March, Skavenger rider and Staten Island, N.Y. resident Vin Crispino attempted to icepick a rail for a photo. He had already grinded the rail and pulled it before. On the second try, he landed in a double peg instead of an icepick and crashed on his head. He fractured bones in his face and skull, and suffered bleeding on his brain. To relieve the pressure in his brain, doctors removed part of his skull, and he underwent two brain surgeries. Eventually, Crispino recovered, and he now advocates for the use of helmets in BMX. In the above video, Crispino details his crash, his surgeries, and the route he took back to recovery. Video by Matt Brown.” – ESPN BMX