“Any parent that allows their child to race without a chest protector and neck brace clearly needs to be educated”
Brennan is 14 years old and races the Hare Scramble in Ohio on a KTM 105. Last year, we did GNCC and he finished 7th. Just to let you know…he is fast. When he wrecks, it’s at a fast pace.
Last Sunday, he was in control of the race until he lost control of his bike on a downhill. He was slung shot into a tree and never came out of the woods. We loaded his limp body onto a stretcher and got him out of the woods and into an ambulance.
Brennan had a partially collapsed lung, separated clavicle, and some broken bones in his back (spine is good). His Leatt chest protector took the blunt force. Which by looking at the protector, was clearly directly on his spine.
The protector didn’t make it through the accident. However, my son’s back did. I couldn’t imagine what his spine would be now if he had not worn it. I’ve never been more thankful for anything as I am of him wearing his safety equipment and seeing the equipment work properly.
Any parent that allows their child to race without a chest protector and neck brace clearly needs to be educated. And when buying, I’m buying Leatt again. I witnessed first-hand, that’s what I want out of a safety product.