Town Square

Post a New Topic

A helmet saved my daughter yesterday

Original post made by Carina Rossner, Professorville, on Dec 3, 2013

Gabi was riding her bike into Paly and swerved and crashed to avoid running into a boy who crossed her path. Even though she was riding slowly, she fell full forward and whacked her head on the concrete and then had her backpack whack her in the back of the head. The bike fell on her and she blacked out for a bit.

This story contains 301 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

The best way to avoid the dangers of cycling is to simply not bicycle. You can't change the laws of physics, and this article is a perfect example of why it is dangerous at any speed.

Like this comment
Posted by Duveneck parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

@ outside observer WHAT?!?!?

Like this comment
Posted by Just like Mr. Prehn
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Tell that to the principal at Fairmeadow, he often rides the bike around campus without helmet, and goes classroom to classroom. Very young students ask why does he never wears a helmet when he does not even have hair to get messed up. He is such a bad model for our kids.

Like this comment
Posted by C
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Paly student here -- I'll keep a lookout and so I have one quick question: Did you mean 8:00 or did you mean 9:00? Because if it was truly 9:00 it limits possible perpetrators to fewer than 100 kids (who have prep at that time) and Paly will give you a list of pictures of possible persons to identify perpetrators (or I think they will; that's what Jordan did when you complained of a problem, at least). If it's 8:00, she'd have to scan practically the entire school so....
It's courtesy & safety 101 to check and see if someone is okay after they fall.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 24,944 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 7,990 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,566 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,155 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 768 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.