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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.

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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.

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

@ outside observer WHAT?!?!?

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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.

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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.