Bicyclist Hit Close to Walton Way in Augusta, Georgia
AUGUSTA, GA – May 21, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report at wrdw.com, an individual driving a bicycle was in an accident on Walton Way.*
It appears that a bicyclist may have hit a pedestrian. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital although the individual did not have any noticeable injuries. There were no reports of any closures of the road. The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to determine the extent of injuries and to investigate the incident.
This accident serves as a stark reminder about helmet safety. The following are tips from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety meant to maximize the use of a bicycle helmet. These are:
- Use the sponge pads that accompany the helmet to secure a good fit.
- Use a combination of pad sizes and place them where needed.
- The helmet should be snug, only moving one inch when pushed from front to back.
- Be sure the front edge of the helmet is two-finger widths above the eyebrows.
- Make sure the front and back straps meet in a V shape just below the ear.
- The front straps should be vertical and the rear straps should lie flat, without any slack.
- If the helmet leans forward, adjust the rear straps.
- If the helmet tilts backwards, tighten the front straps.
- All straps should be equally tight when the chin strap is buckled.
- Test the chin strap.
- When the child opens his mouth wearing the helmet, the chin strap should be snug.
- One finger should fit between the chin and the chin strap when the mouth is closed.
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