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Lakeville, Minnesota 11 Year Old in Hospital with Serious Head Injury Following Bicycle Accident

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Lakeville, Minnesota, an 11 year old was admitted to a Hennepin County Medical Center for severe head injuries following a Minnesota bicycle accident. The accident was reported by the Pioneer Press. The child was struck by a vehicle during the evening hours. He was not wearing a helmet. The story posted did not contain many details of this Minnesota bicycle accident.

Children should always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Helmets can and do help prevent head injuries or help reduce the severity of a head injury. Parents should get children into a habit of wearing helmets at all times – there should be no exception to this rule. A serious personal injury on a bicycle can take place at home in the driveway, on the sidewalk near the home, and on the street near the home. Whether your child is heading out on a short ride or a long ride – a helmet should be worn.

Drivers have a duty to be on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians. It is no excuse to negligently hit a bicycle rider just because the bicycle rider is not wearing a helmet. Drive slowly and carefully any time children are on or near the roadway.

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