Bike Helmet Giveaway Promotes Safe Cycling
Every year about 350,000 children under the age of 15 are rushed to hospital emergency rooms with injuries from bicycle wrecks. These injuries are largely preventable if a child wears a bike helmet, which can reduce the risk by 85 percent, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Last Saturday the Newaygo Police Department...
...with the help of St. Bartholomew’s Church and Wal-Mart was able to deliver several bicycle helmets to children from the community at an event held at the church.
Officer Ryan Dornbos identified the need for children in our area to obtain helmets through the Newaygo Police Department’s summer safety training program. This led to a collaborative effort involving NPD, St. Bartholomew’s Church and Wal-Mart to assist children in getting the helmets
“We are very appreciative of the support from the community that allowed us to supply these helmets and help keep the children in our community safe,” said Newaygo Police Chief Georgia Andres.
Anyone with questions about the bicycle helmets can call Chief Andres or Officer Dornbos at the Newaygo Police Department, 231-652-1655.
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