Mother of Cycling Accident Victims Warns Riders to Wear Helmets

The mother of a boy who suffered serious injuries when his bike collided with a bus is appealing for all riders to wear a helmet.

The 16-year-old son spent a week in a coma and is still in a wheelchair in hospital as a result of the accident.

The mother of a boy who suffered serious injuries when his bike collided with a bus is appealing for all riders to wear a helmet.

The 16-year-old son spent a week in a coma and is still in a wheelchair in hospital as a result of the accident.

He was not wearing any protective gear when it happened.

The concerned mother said that despite this traumatic accident, his friends still don’t want to wear helmets.

“It’s not cool to wear a helmet so despite Zach’s horrific injuries his friends still don’t wear them.

“They think they’re invincible – but unfortunately they’re not,” she told press.

The 16-year-old suffered serious head injuries when his bike collided with a bus in Derby and the mother was told her son only had a 20% chance of survival.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” she said.

“I saw him two hours after the accident and it was a shock. I was calm but everything that happened that night made me think he was going to die.”

The mother said she blames no-one for the incident and has contacted the bus company to consolidate the driver.

The young cyclist is now well on the road to recovery and can now talk and get around the hospital in his wheelchair.

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