On 12/14/99 about 5:45 PM, I was riding east on Main Street in Evanston, just east of McCormick. Without warning, a motorist made a left turn in front of me, although I had a bright light on my bike. I smacked into his right front fender, and flipped onto his hood, headfirst. Fortunately (as I always do), I was wearing my helmet. I was dazed and in shock, but did not lose consciousness. I’m convinced that I would have had significant head injuries and even brain damage had I not been wearing it. As it was, I suffered a broken thumb, and my bike frame was cracked at the head tube. I would be glad to donate my helmet for this project; just let me know the best way to get it to you.