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A Teenage Boy Was Almost Decapitated by Earphones in a Horrific Motorcycle Accident

Wired earphones worn under helmets can be potentially life-threatening.

One more item has been added to the list of the deadliest things on Earth. Care to hazard a guess on what might this item be? This might surprise you but it’s something that looks utterly harmless.

Your wired earphones.

Bradley Willoughby, a 16-year-old boy from Queensland, Australia was almost decapitated due to a motorcycle accident that occurred while he was practicing jumps. He made a bad landing and the motorbike’s throttle jammed, making him veer off into a barbed wire fence. The teenage boy was badly injured.

Bradley’s mother said that her son was a capable motorcycle rider.

Source: Daily Mail

As a result of the accident, Willoughby ended up with a lacerated abdomen, a badly dislocated and broken left ankle, broken tibia and fibula, and several cuts and bruises all over his body. However, the most life-threatening injury caused by the accident was the laceration on his neck. The thing is, he was wearing his wired earphones under his helmet when the accident occurred. The wires cut through the skin and muscles in his neck, narrowly missing his trachea.

Willoughby sustained multiple injuries, including a lacerated neck.

Source: Daily Mail
The injury that the earphone wire caused in his neck barely missed his windpipe.

Source: Daily Mail
He had multiple lacerations on his abdomen.

Source: Daily Mail

Immediately after the incident, Bradley’s mother thought that her son was dying. Mrs. Willoughby recounted that she and her husband tried to keep Bradley calm while waiting for the rescue chopper that will fly their son to Cairns Hospital.

Since the accident, Bradley has undergone two surgeries, one for his leg and another for his neck.

His neck injury required a separate surgery and was stitched.

Source: Daily Mail
His left leg likewise required surgery and had two large screws and a six-inch long plate placed to stabilize the bones.

Source: Daily Mail

Though their family is experiencing a difficult time due to Bradley’s condition, Mrs. Willoughby wants others to be informed of the dangers that can be caused by wearing wired earphones under helmets so people will not suffer the same fate as her son.

This was the earphone that Bradley wore during the accident.

Source: Daily Mail

Go share this warning with someone who rides motorcycles.

22 Comments

  1. Maven Rey Gerona

    September 10, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    WhO’s FaUlT iS iT

  2. LayJin Chew

    March 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Really appreciate the victim’s mother for highlighting the dangers of using wired earphones that are capable of wrapping round the neck in case of freak accidents like this when the cable is pulled taut with such great force that the rubber encasing breaks off exposing the bare wires and cutting sharply deeply into the skin, like fishing guts lacerating your fingers when the cable is pulled really tight.
    Disregard the idiot don’t blame the earphone.. actually it’s the wires that’s dangerous, or where does the stinging jellyfish comes into the picture..?

  3. Joselito Castillo

    May 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM

    Idiot.dont blame the earphone…tanga

  4. Pangaea Panthalassa

    May 27, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    The earphone cable IS NOT IN ANYWAY capable of doing such!

    This looked more attributed to a nasty jelly fish encounter.

  5. LayJin Chew

    May 27, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Really appreciate the victim’s mother for highlighting the dangers of using wired earphones that are capable of wrapping round the neck in case of freak accidents like this when the cable is pulled taut with such great force that the rubber encasing breaks off exposing the bare wires and cutting sharply deeply into the skin, like fishing guts lacerating your fingers when the cable is pulled really tight.
    Disregard the idiot don’t blame the earphone.. actually it’s the wires that’s dangerous, or where does the stinging jellyfish comes into the picture..?

  6. Edwin Sun Bonifacio

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    Ed kaiko chong2 ingat kyo lagi….

  7. Peeui X Peeui

    March 5, 2018 at 7:14 AM

    Gäbriel Vaughn

  8. Nissa Cuizon Lauglaug

    March 5, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    Ngey Llana

  9. Edwin Sun Bonifacio

    May 27, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Ed kaiko chong2 ingat kyo lagi….

  10. Peeui X Peeui

    May 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Gäbriel Vaughn

  11. Pangaea Panthalassa

    March 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    The earphone cable IS NOT IN ANYWAY capable of doing such!

    This looked more attributed to a nasty jelly fish encounter.

  12. Randy Peters

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    More bs news

  13. Nissa Cuizon Lauglaug

    May 27, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Ngey Llana

  14. Randy Peters

    May 27, 2017 at 9:01 PM

    More bs news

  15. Roland Rillera Salazar

    May 27, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    Stupid. He should never listen to music when riding a bike to give him full concentration of the surrounding traffic. 😡

  16. Iris Joy Lugtu

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    Jep Abria

  17. Iris Joy Lugtu

    May 28, 2017 at 4:54 AM

    Jep Abria

  18. Kyle Ulshafer

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    I want to know where he bought his headphones all the ones I ever buy the wires snap and rip all the time with ease

  19. Kyle Ulshafer

    May 29, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    I want to know where he bought his headphones all the ones I ever buy the wires snap and rip all the time with ease

  20. Maven Rey Gerona

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    WhO’s FaUlT iS iT

  21. Roland Rillera Salazar

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    Stupid. He should never listen to music when riding a bike to give him full concentration of the surrounding traffic. 😡

  22. Joselito Castillo

    March 5, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    Idiot.dont blame the earphone…tanga

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