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Helmetless Boy On Bike Spurs Reminder

“The Menifee Police Department would like to remind all children to wear their helmets while riding any bicycles."

A traffic collision involving a boy on a bike has prompted police to issue a reminder to residents.

A 14-year-old cyclist from Menifee and a Lake Elsinore motorist collided Thursday around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Antelope and Newport roads in Menifee.

The child’s injuries are being described as “serious” but non-life-threatening; the adult motorist was not injured, the Menifee Police Department reported.

According to police, the boy had a helmet but he wasn’t wearing it.

“The Menifee Police Department would like to remind all children to wear their helmets while riding any bicycles. Helmets are designed to protect the riders' heads, but cannot be of any protection unless they are worn properly,” a statement from the Department read.

The child, whose identity was not released by authorities, is reported to be in stable condition after being transported to a local hospital. No further details were provided on the driver, however drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be factors in the crash, which is under investigation, police reported.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call Officer Greg Berry of the Menifee Police Department Traffic Division at (951) 210-1000.

Teller of Truth August 17, 2012 at 02:46 AM
You can certainly buy your kid all the cool helmets in the world...but you can't MAKE THEM wear it unles they want to. Remember all those gorey movies of accidents that we all had to sit thru in Drivers Ed? Maybe Spielberg could put together a promo for bicyclists to watch in school. Entitle it "Do you want to end up being a hamburger head?"
Christi August 17, 2012 at 04:26 AM
They still show red asphalt for drivers Ed. But not for younger bike riders. I agree, we need to start doing for bikes what they do for drinking and driving in the high schools. But what about the idiot adults who ride in dark clothing, no lights or reflectors and no helmets? I thought there were laws about at least lights on a bike at night? How do you reach these idiots, even pedestrians, about safety?
Teller of Truth August 17, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Did you ever see that called "Thinning out the Herd" ?
Teller of Truth August 17, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Did you ever see that movie called "Thinning out the Herd" ?
Teller of Truth August 17, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I never noticed that you don't get the DELETE option if you post under another person as a REPLY> I guess from now on I should only press SUBMIT (especially when I'm so tired that I leave out complete words) Learned something here.
Danielle Hall August 17, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Glad that he's ok. Our kids have helmets and they are wearing them when they leave the house...now whether or not they leave them on when they are out of our view I don't know. They have been told that if we see them not wearing them they are grounded, but again I can't police them all the time. They should make a movie that shows the damage not wearing a helmet can do.
PirateGirl August 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I think that is a excellent idea!!!
Constant Comment August 17, 2012 at 06:37 PM
i agree, call it "Wear your Busey Bucket" or "Do you really want to end up like Gary Busey?" Scarey thought....}~)
Anthony August 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Definitely need some "Herd Thinning".....>

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