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Wear your danged helmet!

A week ago, my brother-in-law, got into a serious bicycle accident.
(He was not riding a motorcycle.)

He had to hit his brakes immediately, they locked up and he was thrown from his bike hitting his helmeted head and back.

He has been in great pain to the point where a feather brushed gently against his fingers is excruciating.

Finally, he had surgery yesterday evening and his recovery truly begins.

My sister said that if he hadn't been wearing his bicycle helmet, he would be dead.

I just can't stand it. He's an active guy. A good person, who enjoys life.

So, Friends, please, please, please, wear your bike helmets.

As much as they are bothersome, sweaty, geeky looking, please wear them.


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May. 23rd, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about that.

We always wear our helmets when we bike and got Thomas started wearing a helmet when he rides in the bike trailer. He got a bike for his 3rd birthday, so he was already in the mindset of you don't get on your bike or tricycle or in the bike trailer w/o your helmet.

He's even hollered at other people on the bike trail "you wear your helmet!" I was sort of embarrassed but more amused, I think. My son, at age 3, is the helmet police of the bike trail.
May. 24th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Hi Des,

That's a great story. And it completely makes sense that your little Thomas thinks of bikes and helmets together.

I can imagine a little one calling out to others to wear their helmets. It sounds incredibly precious.

Not sure if I mentioned that I saw three people yesterday riding bicycles without helmets and yelled out the window at them to wear them. Of course, they didn't hear me.

I haven't seen my brother-in-law yet ... will in a couple of weeks when we head back east. At least he can walk. But he is in such great pain in his arms and neck. Plus, working with his hands is his livlihood. Thank goodness he has disability insurance (he's an independent contractor).

Here's to your Thomas and his helmet policing along the bike trails.
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