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Op-Ed: Cincinnati Children’s Doctor Urges Cyclists to Wear Helmets

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, a doctor at Cincinnati Children’s, wrote an op-ed piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website to urge cyclists to wear helmets while riding. By citing her own bicycle accident in which she was run over by a pick-up truck, she specifically calls out the Enquirer’s editorial entitled “Editorial: Get off sidewalk, other Red Bike lessons” in order to negate its claim that helmets give riders a false sense of security.

Nommsen-Rivers states that if it weren’t for her helmet, she could have suffered severe head trauma and could even be dead. She also refers to statistics that show the risk of brain injury after head impact declining to 9.3 percent when riders are wearing helmets during crashes.

Read the full article here.

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