Crashed going downhill at 65 kph, helmet literally cracked like an eggshell but my head was fine - 2/3s of the rest of my body weren't though kek. Mostly just bruises and a fuckton of roadrash and some muscles in my right shoulder got torn
Crashed at 40-45 kph in races twice in the last 2 years both times my helmet got a dent
Crashed at about 30 kph after I bunnyhopped from the road onto the curb of the starting bike lane while commuting. Fuck knows how that happened, my tires just slipped away when I 'landed' and I hit my head on some cobbles. Helmet got a crack
Last year in december a car hit me pretty hard while I was commuting, I was riding on a bike lane and the car was doing a right turn at like 40-50 kph and directly hit me. My most painful bike related accident so far, helmet again cracked like an eggshell and the left side of my body and my back were bruised really fucking bad, nothing broken though which was a miracle, probably thanks to the thick clothing that I was wearing at the time. I couldn't sleep or sit well for weeks though.
Fuck knows why that retard did that. I was wearing bright clothing, had lights and it was a sunny and dry morning. At least I got a lot of money out of that and that asshole lost his license.
Ironically the guy was also driving a bmw >>1390671
I'd say without a helmet all of my crashes would have done some serious damage and I'm really sure the downhill and car crash would have killed me. I can still remember the exact feeling of hitting the ground with my head in both of those even though there was no pain (in my head) but the sheer force of hitting the ground stuck with me