1976_Bell_Star.jpgHarry Hurt II has died following complications from back surgery. Hurt worked on a project that resulted in the modern crash helmet archetype -- a hard exterior shell enclosing energy-absorbing styrofoam and lined with soft padding -- and was the principal investigator for the Hurt Report, a in-depth study in the causations of motorcycle accidents. Hurt's work continues to inform motorcycle safety and save lives to this day. The LA Times has an excellent obituary.

Thanks for the tip, Stacy.

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