Teen stays safe with helmet

Teen stays safe with helmet


NATIONAL BIKE SAFETY MONTH IS TAKING ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING FOR ONE NORWOOD TEEN. SHE MANAGED TO TURN A FREE GIFT INTO AN ALL IMPORTANT SAFE GUARD.NINE ON YOUR SIDE’S BRIANA HARPER SHOWS US HOW. FOR 13-YEAR-OLD CAROLINE KELLEY ITS BECOME HER ROUTINE ALMOST EVERY DAY.RIDING HER BIKE TO AND FROM SCHOOL. SCHOOL.”I just usually head down that way and turn.”BUT SINCE LAST JULY SHE’S BEEN RIDING HER BIKE A LOT MORE SAFELY AND THAT’S ALL THANKS TO THE HELP OF NORWOOD POLICE. DURING A GIVEAWAY LAST SUMMER OFFICERS PARTNERED WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO PASS OUT FREE BIKE HELMETS TO KIDS LIKE CAROLINE.BUT THAT FREE GIFT CAME WITH A PLEDGE. PLEDGE.”When we give away those helmets I kind of make the kids make a pledge to me that they will wear it because they’re not cool to wear and most kids aren’t wearing them.” BUT CAROLINE KEPT HER WORD.AND DURING HER RIDE TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY THAT ALL PAID OFF JUST AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO CROSS THIS BUSY INTERSECTION AT MONTGOMERY ROAD. ROAD.”One of the cars that was turning didn’t look my way and it was too late to get out of the way.”CAROLINE WAS HIT BY THE CAR– BUT LUCKILY NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED.STUDIES SHOW HELMETS CAN DECREASE DEATH RATES BY UP TO 80% IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CRASH.BUT IT’S NOT ONLY IMPORTANT TO WEAR A HELMET- BUT TO WEAR ONE THAT PROPERLY FITS.nats pop… EXPERTS AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL INJURY CENTER SAY YOU CAN PREVENT SKULL FRACTURES AND ABSORB THE IMPACT OF A BLOW IF THE STRAPS OF YOUR HELMET ARE PROPERLY TIGHTENED AND MAKING SURE THE HELMET DOESN’T SIT TOO HIGH ON YOUR HEAD.nats pop…AND ASIDE FROM A FEW SCRAPES AND A BENT TIRE CAROLINE SAYS HER HELMET HELP PROTECT HER WHEN IT MATTERED MOST.BRIANA HARPER NINE ON YOUR SIDE. YOUR NEXT CHANCE TO SCORE A FREE HELMET FOR YOUR CHILD IS AT THE REDS BASEBALL GAMES SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3RD AND JUNE 18TH.500 HELMETS WILL BE AVAILABLE.JUST BRING YOUR CHILD TO HAVE THEM MEASURED FOR THEIR SIZE.THEN YOU’LL GET A VOUCHER TO PICK UP A áFREE HELMET AT THE CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOCATION

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