And the sidewalk wins! One permanent front tooth chipped at the bottom:
And the chin, and the shoulder, elbow, wrist & knuckles didn't fare too well either.
There is a big hill at our neighborhood park. Punkin loves to careen down the hill on her bike, over a bridge and up a little hill to the main part of the park. After doing this 60 or 70 times over the past month, this week she careened down the big hill and across the bridge beautifully, but on the little uphill, a cat-tail lying on the sidewalk caused her bike to stop - but she did not. She sailed over the handlebars and into the sidewalk. Thankfully, she had her helmet on and down on her forehead low enough that the helmet protected her nose and the rest of her face.
I'm not thrilled about the chipped tooth since it is one of her permanent ones. However, as bad as the wreck was, I'm extremely grateful that the tooth is the only thing that is broken.
We go to the dentist Monday to find out what the next step is. I don't think it looks too bad, actually. But, the enamel is gone on the bottom which will need to fixed somehow since it is causing her some pain - especially when she drinks something cold.
My friends, this is a good reminder that my annoying over-protectiveness about the helmet being on and being 2 finger widths from her eyebrows paid off.
'Course the other option might be to not let her careen down big hills. Hmm.