I went over my handlebars yesterday. I went down a hill, over a dip and realized too late that the trail made a turn. In a desperate attempt to slow down, I accidentally hit both brakes, flipped over and landed face first.
EMS said if I hadn't of had my helmet, I'd probably be dead due to a fractured skull, head trauma or at least dealing with surgery. When they did a CT scan, it looked like I had a really small amount of bleeding and they kept me overnight. They did another CT scan in the morning and everything looked fine. I just have a concussion, bumps, some bruises and a sore face. Doc said to keep an eye on my pain and if anything changes, go back to the doc.
Once I realized I was airborne the only thought going through my head was I was going to break my nose and bruise up my face. Thankfully; despite the hard landing, the dirt was soft so I did a "plop" into the dirt instead of skidding down the trail.
I lost my glasses and a cell phone despite all the looking my son and DH did.
My son was great at calling 911 and guiding the EMS to where we were at. I'm proud of him for remaining calm and keeping me from trying to get back to the car. It's funny how even though you know you shouldn't leave the area, your brain just isn't comprehending things.
First thing I'm adding to my pack is a whistle so I can be found faster.