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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
April 30, 2012 -- In 2005, 18 children ages 14 and under died in bicycle-related incidents, and more than 236,000 were injured in 2007.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), head injury is the leading cause of death in bicycle crashes. A collision with a motor vehicle causes nearly 90 percent of bicycle-related deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control report that one hundred seventy-nine children ages 14 and under died in 2005 from pedestrian injuries. Nearly 27,500 children received emergency room treatment for pedestrian injuries in 2007.
Many head injuries can be prevented with safe play rules. Below are basic safety tips to keep children safe:
Bicycle helmets have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of head and brain injury. In fact, it is estimated that as many as seven out of every eight bicycle related fatalities among children could have been prevented with a bicycle helmet.
Use the following guidelines for purchasing and correctly wearing a helmet:
Need a bicycle helmet? Visit the locations below and purchase a discounted bicycle and multi-sport helmets for $5.00 each!
Legacy Emanuel Hospital (Atrium)
2801 N Gantenbein Ave - Portland,Oregon
Friday, May 18, 2012
3 PM to 5 PM
Tualatin Try-Athlon, Tualatin High School
22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd.,Tualatin, OR 97062
Saturday, June 2, 2012
8 AM to 12:30 PM
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Healthy Kids Fair
2211 NE 139th St – Vancouver,WA
Saturday June 9, 2012
10 AM to 2 PM
Good in the Neighborhood
Lillis-Albina Park (corner of N. Russell & Flint Streets)
Saturday, June 23, 2012
12 PM to 4 PM