Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 10, 2009)---Come to Botsford Hospital’s Safety and Injury Prevention Fair: Saturday, April 25,10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Community Room, Botsford Hospital’s Zieger Administration & Education Building. You can purchase a bike helmet for your child for only $6, and experts will properly size and fit it to your child’s head. Or, bring your helmet from home, and experts will make sure that it still fits your child correctly.
About 540,000 bicyclists visit emergency rooms with injuries every year. Of those, about 67,000 have head injuries, and 27,000 have injuries serious enough to be hospitalized. One in 8 of the cyclists with reported injuries had a brain injury. Two-thirds of the deaths are from traumatic brain injury.
Local bicycle helmet law: In Farmington Hills, children younger than age 16 must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
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