Wear Your Bike Helmet!

I was listening to WCBS News Radio this week and Charles Grodin did a piece on when you are going to tell about something bad that happened, start with the punch line that everything turned out okay.

So on that note, I will start by saying my husband is okay, thank heavens, but this weekend he was in a bike accident with his biking buddy. They were close to home after a ride, going relatively slow when their wheels collided and both fell. My husband landed on his back, hit his head and was unconscious for a few minutes. I got there when the ambulance and emergency personnel had arrived and were asking him questions (like who is the president of the United States?) He spent a night in the hospital for observations and was released by the neurosurgeon with a diagnosis of a concussion. The emergency room physician said the helmet saved his life. Thank you to Gyro for making such a safe helmet. We know where his head hit because the interior material is compressed and there is no mark on his head.

I found it ironic that as I was sitting in the ambulance waiting for the EMT workers to assess my husband, two teenagers cycled by without helmets. I wanted to yell to them, but they were gone before I knew it.

So let me yell out to whomever is reading this. PLEASE wear a helmet when you ride and make sure your kids always wear a well-fitting helmet whenever they get on a bike. You don’t have to be going fast to get injured.

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2 Responses to Wear Your Bike Helmet!

  1. Funny that I found your blog today and this was your most recent post. My husband and I were just talking about this…

    My son is 3 and we just bought him a big boy bike with training wheels. He only rides it around the patio and front driveway, but we decided to get both he and his little sister (2) helmets. My husband and I figured let’s get them started early. That way they wont know any different and will always wear a helmet while riding. I used to ride my bike everywhere when I was younger, thank god nothing ever happened!

    By the way, I love your blog.

  2. sherry says:

    Thanks, Katie.

    I am so glad that you have started your kids out with bike helmets from the beginning. I wish you all happy and safe riding!

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