Rating- **** Excellent
Many people ride their bikes without the helmets, but I don’t because it’s too dangerous.On a Sunday before 7 p.m. the father got a call that his son was in an accident and they called for an ambulance. The father went to the scene of the accident. His son was on the ground in a pool of blood. Luckily the drives stayed at the scene, covered him with a blanket and called 911. The son’s bicycle helmet was cracked in every vent and the driver’s vehicle was damaged. The son had been going approx. 40 km/h when he collided with the truck. Lucky he was wearing his helmet because the doctor said it would be a fatality. Alex is to recover and get a new bike.
We all need to remember when approaching any intersection to slow down, even if you have the right of way. It’s also a good idea to let, someone know your route, to have identification and a cell phone with you. It has affected me because when I go biking I take ricks and this guy almost died. So, I am going to try to be more careful from now on when I go biking.Keen, Gord. Thinking of not wearing your helmet? Think again. A father’s story, Ottawa Outdoors. Summer/Fall 2008 Page 20