Judge says bare-headed cyclists may be to blame if they are injured in a collision
BRITAINS CYCLISTS reacted in uproar yesterday to a High Court ruling that they can be blamed for their injuries if they dont wear a helmet even if the accident itself was caused by someone else.
There can be no doubt that the failure to wear a helmet may expose the cyclist to the risk of greater injury, Mr Justice Williams said, making the unprecedented ruling on an accident involving a motorbike and a cycle in Brightlingsea, Essex in June 2005.
A cyclist is free to choose whether or not to wear one, he said in the legal ruling. But not doing so means any injury sustained …