Police urge cyclists to wear helmets after child is injured after being hit by a car
Police Georgetown are reminding cyclists about the importance of helmets after a child was injured after being hit by a car while on a bike.
Officers were called to E. North St. east of N. Railroad Ave. on Wednesday for a traffic collision.
The investigation revealed that a SUV operated by a Georgetown man, was traveling eastbound on E. North St. While traveling eastbound, a child cyclist pulled out from a driveway and into the path of the SUV.
The child was not wearing a helmet and received a head injury and multiple wounds on his legs.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and later released. Police say that no charges will be filed.
According to safekidsde.org. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent – yet only 45 percent of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.
Delaware law states:
" A person under 18 years of age shall not operate or ride as a passenger upon any bicycle unless that person is wearing an approved, properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet. "