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wear helmets when we ride our bikes

Chris Marshall

July 31, 2013

I was in a major bike crash a few weeks ago, riding home from work. In avoiding an absent-minded pedestrian who blindly started crossing the street, I crashed into the pavement head first, knocking myself unconscious - being rushed to the hospital.

Without wearing my helmet, I would be in much worse shape, it is questionable if I would still be alive. But this isn't about me. It's about the people that depend on me everyday - my family, my community.

If you don't wear a helmet when you ride, you are likely not thinking about anyone other than yourself. You aren't thinking about the people who will get the phone call that you are in the emergency - from a stranger on the street, the people who will bathe you, help you get dressed, feed you - do your work for you.

So if you aren't going to wear a helmet for your own safety, health and wellbeing - do it for that of all the other people that depend and love you.



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