Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bike helmet made a difference

Last Sunday, I wrote a column on how bike helmets may have saved the lives or at least serious head injuries to Robyn Willis and Sherri Williamson last month. They were hit from behind while riding down 23rd Ave. in Canyon.

Amarillo attorney Shawn Twing, who is training for a triathlon, knows full well the importance of a helmet as well. He was injured recently in a cycling accident.

"According to my trainer I went 51 feet going just under 30 mph. If it were not for this helmet I would have died or would have suffered a very serious head injury. With the helmet I suffered a mild concussion and broken clavicle. I have become a big advocate for cycling helmets."

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