Coming down the lane near my home on my mountain bike ,car coming the other way quite fast , I ended up going into hedge and hit the deck pretty hard . My helmet took the force of the blow which has actually partially crushed it on one side , although I did get some grazing to my forehead . When I got up I was totally disorientated and did not know where I was or which way to go to get home and did not recognise the houses I have seen many times before. I am just glad I was wearing a helmet as without it I think I would have ended up in hospital. So have got the usual knee/hip scratches and bruising on my right side and my forehead bruised , as well as badly swollen painful ,although I can move it, little finger on right hand.Helmet will need replacing , lidls tights have a few grazes but have held up, I feel like i`ve been run over, bike is ok though , ( my main worry ). So for me a helmet is a must and probably saved me from a much worse injury. Now time for a hot shower .