Gene Hackman Slightly Injured
“If Gene Hackman had been wearing a helmet he would be alive today…”
Bicycle helmets are well-known for their magical properties in deflecting several tons of fast-moving metal. But 81-year old Hackman has form on this kind of recklessness, as shown in this secretly filmed footage of his attitude to commuting:
You’ll notice that he’s not wearing a helmet in this film - despite the fact that over 32,000 Americans a year die in tragically totally unavoidable car accidents. Our good friends in the Tea Party assert that these accidents are the work of the Devil and not acts of God.
I hope Mr Hackman makes a swift recovery, and is back on his bike soon. 81 years old, and apparently thanks to keeping physically active, he has the body of a man in his early seventies!