Man Hit a Tree at 45 Mph and Walked Away with Only a Broken Nose
Scott Peterson, 43, was making a living racing cars as a professional short-course off-road rider in Super Buggies and Pro-Trucks. He’s the only driver in short-course off-road racing to ever win the rookie of the year in Pro-Trucks and Super Buggies. Scott had never ridden a dirt bike before. Not until he’s 28 years old. And by the age of 32, he was racing Open A ranking Top 10 for overalls.
But then his racing career came to a pause after getting married. He then started an electrical business. But they say that once a rider, always a rider. He got back into racing after an 11 year break. This is his 6 months since he got back into it.
Scott was in this race called Cascade Family Motorcycle Club’s Wild Bear Enduro in McCleary, Washington and was doing great in Senior B Class having the 2nd in points. It was hot dry and Scott was riding a Yamaha YZ250X when suddenly he got into a rut that stopped the front wheel of his bike and sent him flying.
No one will have the time to react if presented with the certain situation and Scott was no exception. He hit a tree at 45MPH. Scott was wearing an LS2 MX470 Subverter Nimble helmet. Scott said that he bought the helmet because of its design and it’s so good looking. Coated blue and hi-viz yellow color. and He was not fully aware of the ventilation of helmets and learned that it has a second to none venting. “The line is simple to take in and out to wash and is very comfortable”, he added.
“I was wearing the right helmet the day of the crash”, Scott said. The helmet took all the impact as he headed straight to what seemed and supposed to be the end of his driving career or worst, his life. He got up with neither a concussion nor a broken neck. “I’m thankful that the helmet took the brunt of the impact and not my body”, he added. Scott walked away with just a broken nose that he got from his goggles and some bruises.