It really upsets me to hear these stories. You did everything you could, it's just so sad there wasn't more to be done. I think we all try and block out to an extent, the things that can happen to us while we're out there. I like to think that the gear I wear would help me in a spill, but I still only wear a half helmet. I don't know what to say...but I will keep the stories from this site in mind when I choose my gear for the day. Thanks for venting, it's good for everyone.